Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

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1830-1903

French Impressionist Painter

Camille Pissarro (July 10, 1830 - November 13, 1903) was a French Impressionist painter. His importance resides not only in his visual contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also in his patriarchal standing among his colleagues, particularly Paul Cezanne.

Early life and work
Camille Jacob Pissarro was born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas to Abraham Gabriel Pissarro, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, and Rachel Manzano-Pomie, from the Dominican Republic. Pissarro lived in St. Thomas until age 12, when he went to a boarding school in Paris. He returned to St. Thomas where he drew in his free time. Pissarro was attracted to political Anarchy, an attraction that may have originated during his years in St. Thomas. In 1852, he travelled to Venezuela with the Danish artist Fritz Melbye. In 1855, he moved to Paris, where he studied informally with the French landscape artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.
His finest early works (See Jalais Hill, Pontoise, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) are characterized by a broadly painted (sometimes with palette knife) naturalism derived from Courbet, but with an incipient Impressionist palette.
Camille Pissarro married Julie Vellay, a maid in his mother's household. Of their eight children together, one died at birth and a daughter died when nine. The surviving children all painted, and Lucien, the oldest son, became a follower of William Morris.

Artist and mentor
Known as the Father of Impressionism, Pissarro painted rural and urban French life, particularly landscapes in and around Pontoise, as well as scenes from Montmartre. His mature work displays an empathy for peasants and laborers, and sometimes evidences his radical political leanings. He was a mentor to Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin and his example inspired many younger artists, including Californian Impressionist Lucy Bacon.
Pissarro's influence on his fellow Impressionists is probably still underrated; not only did he offer substantial contributions to Impressionist theory, but he also managed to remain on friendly, mutually respectful terms with such difficult personalities as Edgar Degas, Cezanne and Gauguin. Pissarro exhibited at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions. Moreover, whereas Monet was the most prolific and emblematic practitioner of the Impressionist style, Pissarro was nonetheless a primary developer of Impressionist technique.
Pissarro experimented with Neo-Impressionist ideas between 1885 and 1890. Discontented with what he referred to as "romantic Impressionism", he investigated Pointillism which he called "scientific Impressionism" before returning to a purer Impressionism in the last decade of his life.
In March 1893, Paris Gallery Durand-Ruel organized a major exhibition of 46 of Pissarro's works along with 55 others by Antonio de La Gandara. But while the critics acclaimed Gandara, their appraisal of Pissarro's art was less enthusiastic.
Pissarro died in Eragny-sur-Epte on either November 12 or November 13, 1903 and was buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
During his lifetime, Camille Pissarro sold few of his paintings. By 2005, however, some of his works were selling for over U.S. $4 million.

500 Paintings of Pissarro

The Tuileries Gardens, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Tuileries Gardens 1900

Oil Painting
$393
Canvas Print
$45.02
SKU: PIC-2107
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65.3 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Bassin des Tuileries, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Bassin des Tuileries 1900

Oil Painting
$524
SKU: PIC-2108
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Tuileries Gardens, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Tuileries Gardens 1900

Oil Painting
$485
Canvas Print
$46.01
SKU: PIC-2109
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.6 x 92.3 cm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom

View of the Tuileries - Morning, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

View of the Tuileries - Morning 1900

Oil Painting
$460
SKU: PIC-2110
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Place du Carrousel, the Tuileries Gardens, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Place du Carrousel, the Tuileries Gardens 1900

Oil Painting
$423
Canvas Print
$56.56
SKU: PIC-2111
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 55 x 65.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Garden of the Hotel Berneval, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Garden of the Hotel Berneval 1900

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2112
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Route de Berneval-le-Petit (Maison Thievain), 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Route de Berneval-le-Petit (Maison Thievain) 1900

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2113
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Still LIfe with a Coffee Pot, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Still LIfe with a Coffee Pot 1900

Oil Painting
$423
Canvas Print
$45.02
SKU: PIC-2114
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65.3 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Morning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Morning, Autumn Sunlight, Eragny 1900

Oil Painting
$460
SKU: PIC-2115
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Spring Morning, Cloudy, Eragny, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Spring Morning, Cloudy, Eragny 1900

Oil Painting
$460
Canvas Print
$46.94
SKU: PIC-2116
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.4 x 81 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Berneval Meadows, Morning, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Berneval Meadows, Morning 1900

Oil Painting
$407
SKU: PIC-2117
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Avenue de l'Opera - Snow Effect, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Avenue de l'Opera - Snow Effect 1898

Oil Painting
$541
Canvas Print
$67.14
SKU: PIC-2118
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65 x 82 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

The Tuileries Gardens - Rainy Weather, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Tuileries Gardens - Rainy Weather 1899

Oil Painting
$620
SKU: PIC-2119
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon 1899

Oil Painting
$562
Canvas Print
$54.08
SKU: PIC-2120
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.3 x 92.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Garden of the Louvre - Morning, Grey Weather, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Garden of the Louvre - Morning, Grey Weather 1899

Oil Painting
$472
SKU: PIC-2121
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Carrousel - Autumn, Morning, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Carrousel - Autumn, Morning 1899

Oil Painting
$460
SKU: PIC-2122
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Varengeville, Sunset, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Varengeville, Sunset 1899

Oil Painting
$387
SKU: PIC-2123
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Siesta, Eragny, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Siesta, Eragny 1899

Oil Painting
$407
SKU: PIC-2124
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Archives Durand-Ruel, Paris, France

Grey Weather, Morning with Figures, Eragny, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Grey Weather, Morning with Figures, Eragny 1899

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2125
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Still Life with Spanish Peppers, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Spanish Peppers 1899

Oil Painting
$435
SKU: PIC-2126
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Steading of the Auberge Ango, Varengeville, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Steading of the Auberge Ango, Varengeville 1899

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2127
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Autumn in Eragny, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Autumn in Eragny 1899

Oil Painting
$344
SKU: PIC-2128
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Place du Theatre Francais - Foggy Weather, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Place du Theatre Francais - Foggy Weather 1898

Oil Painting
$379
Canvas Print
$55.95
SKU: PIC-2129
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.3 x 66 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Avenue de l'Opera, Place du Theatre Francais, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Avenue de l'Opera, Place du Theatre Francais 1898

Oil Painting
$597
SKU: PIC-2130
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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