Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

Camille Jacob Pissarro - Painting Reproductions Gallery 4 of 21

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

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

Avenue de l'Opera - Rain Effect 1898

Oil Painting
$604
SKU: PIC-2131
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Place du Theatre Francais - Rain Effect, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Place du Theatre Francais - Rain Effect 1898

Oil Painting
$667
Canvas Print
$53.10
SKU: PIC-2132
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.6 x 91.4 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

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

Avenue de l'Opera, Snow Effect 1898

Oil Painting
$407
SKU: PIC-2133
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Avenue de l'Opera - Morning Sunshine, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Avenue de l'Opera - Morning Sunshine 1898

Oil Painting
$604
SKU: PIC-2134
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Avenue de l'Opera - Sunshine, Winter Morning, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Avenue de l'Opera - Sunshine, Winter Morning 1898

Oil Painting
$604
Canvas Print
$53.84
SKU: PIC-2135
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 91 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Reims, France

Place du Theatre Francais - Sun Effect, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Place du Theatre Francais - Sun Effect 1898

Oil Painting
$744
Canvas Print
$55.95
SKU: PIC-2136
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
National Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

Place du Theatre Francais - Afternoon Sun, Winter, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Place du Theatre Francais - Afternoon Sun, Winter 1898

Oil Painting
$604
Canvas Print
$46.13
SKU: PIC-2137
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.6 x 92.7 cm
Private Collection

Place du Theatre-Francais. Spring, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Place du Theatre-Francais. Spring 1898

Oil Painting
$545
Canvas Print
$53.97
SKU: PIC-2138
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.5 x 81.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Rouen, Fog Effect, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Rouen, Fog Effect 1898

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2139
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rouen, Saint-Sever - Morning, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Rouen, Saint-Sever - Morning 1898

Oil Painting
$571
SKU: PIC-2140
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Bavarian National Museum, Munich, Germany

The Port of Rouen - Unloading Wood, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Rouen - Unloading Wood 1898

Oil Painting
$442
Canvas Print
$54.71
SKU: PIC-2141
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 92.1 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Docks, Rouen - Afternoon, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Docks, Rouen - Afternoon 1898

Oil Painting
$435
SKU: PIC-2142
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rue de l'Epppicerie, Rouen - Morning, Grey Weather, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Rue de l'Epppicerie, Rouen - Morning, Grey Weather 1898

Oil Painting
$548
SKU: PIC-2143
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight), 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight) 1898

Oil Painting
$571
Canvas Print
$54.71
SKU: PIC-2144
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 81.3 x 65.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Sunlight, Afternoon, La Rue de l'Epicerie a Rouen, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Sunlight, Afternoon, La Rue de l'Epicerie a Rouen 1898

Oil Painting
$564
SKU: PIC-2145
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Cours-La-Reine at Rouen, Morning, Sunlight, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Cours-La-Reine at Rouen, Morning, Sunlight 1898

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2146
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Boulevard Montmartre - Foggy Morning, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Montmartre - Foggy Morning 1897

Oil Painting
$484
Canvas Print
$49.46
SKU: PIC-2147
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning 1897

Oil Painting
$611
Canvas Print
$54.95
SKU: PIC-2148
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 64.8 x 81.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Boulevard Montmartre, Morning, Cloudy Weather, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Montmartre, Morning, Cloudy Weather 1897

Oil Painting
$675
Canvas Print
$53.97
SKU: PIC-2149
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Boulevard Montmartre - Afternoon, Sunshine, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Montmartre - Afternoon, Sunshine 1897

Oil Painting
$589
Canvas Print
$53.71
SKU: PIC-2150
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 74 x 92.8 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Boulevard Montmartre, Afternoon, in the Rain, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Boulevard Montmartre, Afternoon, in the Rain 1897

Oil Painting
$813
Canvas Print
$55.45
SKU: PIC-2151
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Boulevard Montmartre - Sunset, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Montmartre - Sunset 1897

Oil Painting
$687
Canvas Print
$56.69
SKU: PIC-2152
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65 cm
Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany

Boulevard Montmartre - Spring, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Montmartre - Spring 1897

Oil Painting
$533
Canvas Print
$46.58
SKU: PIC-2153
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65 x 81 cm
Private Collection

Boulevard Montmartre - Mardi-Gras, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Montmartre - Mardi-Gras 1897

Oil Painting
$727
Canvas Print
$54.58
SKU: PIC-2154
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65 x 81.3 cm
Armand Hammer Museum of Art at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

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