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

Boulevard des Italiens - Morning, Sunlight, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard des Italiens - Morning, Sunlight 1897

Oil Painting
$636
Canvas Print
$53.84
SKU: PIC-2155
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.2 x 92.1 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Rue Saint-Honore - Afternoon, Rain Effect, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Rue Saint-Honore - Afternoon, Rain Effect 1897

Oil Painting
$580
Canvas Print
$54.95
SKU: PIC-2156
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 81 x 65 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Children in a Garden at Eragny, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Children in a Garden at Eragny 1892

Oil Painting
$548
Canvas Print
$56.19
SKU: PIC-2157
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Two Women in a Meadow: Sunset at Eragny, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Two Women in a Meadow: Sunset at Eragny 1897

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2158
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Young Maid, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Young Maid 1896

Oil Painting
$375
SKU: PIC-2159
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Bathers, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Bathers 1896

Oil Painting
$516
SKU: PIC-2160
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Apple Trees, Sunset, Eragny, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Apple Trees, Sunset, Eragny 1896

Oil Painting
$472
SKU: PIC-2162
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Boieldiu Bridge, Rouen - Damp Weather, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Boieldiu Bridge, Rouen - Damp Weather 1896

Oil Painting
$691
Canvas Print
$54.21
SKU: PIC-2163
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.6 x 91.4 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Boieldieu Bridge, Rouen - Sunset, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Boieldieu Bridge, Rouen - Sunset 1896

Oil Painting
$524
SKU: PIC-2164
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Morning, An Overcast Day, Rouen, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Morning, An Overcast Day, Rouen 1896

Oil Painting
$435
Canvas Print
$57.06
SKU: PIC-2165
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.3 x 65.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Great Bridge, Rouen, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Great Bridge, Rouen 1896

Oil Painting
$699
Canvas Print
$54.58
SKU: PIC-2166
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 74.3 x 92.4 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

The Boieldieu Bridge, Rouen - Rain Effect, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Boieldieu Bridge, Rouen - Rain Effect 1896

Oil Painting
$533
SKU: PIC-2167
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

The Corneille Bridge, Rouen - Grey Weather, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Corneille Bridge, Rouen - Grey Weather 1896

Oil Painting
$541
SKU: PIC-2168
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 66.1 x 91.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Le Pont Corneille a Rouen, Effet du Matin, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Le Pont Corneille a Rouen, Effet du Matin 1896

Oil Painting
$435
SKU: PIC-2169
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Corneille Bridge, Rouen, Morning Mist, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Corneille Bridge, Rouen, Morning Mist 1896

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2170
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Saint-Sever Quay, Rouen, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Saint-Sever Quay, Rouen 1896

Oil Painting
$533
Canvas Print
$67.14
SKU: PIC-2171
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
Private Collection

The Roofs of Old Rouen - Grey Weather, Cathedral, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Roofs of Old Rouen - Grey Weather, Cathedral 1896

Oil Painting
$407
SKU: PIC-2172
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Bather in the Woods, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Bather in the Woods 1895

Oil Painting
$498
Canvas Print
$55.70
SKU: PIC-2173
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60.3 x 73 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Eragny-sur-Epte, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Eragny-sur-Epte 1895

Oil Painting
$545
Canvas Print
$45.02
SKU: PIC-2174
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 82.3 x 61.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Woman Bathing Her Feet in a Brook, c.1894/95 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Woman Bathing Her Feet in a Brook c.1894/95

Oil Painting
$720
Canvas Print
$53.34
SKU: PIC-2175
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 92 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Woman Mending, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Woman Mending 1895

Oil Painting
$527
Canvas Print
$56.07
SKU: PIC-2176
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.4 x 54.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mother Lucien's Yard, Eragny, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Mother Lucien's Yard, Eragny 1895

Oil Painting
$387
SKU: PIC-2177
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Flowering Apple Trees, Eragny, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Flowering Apple Trees, Eragny 1895

Oil Painting
$412
Canvas Print
$53.97
SKU: PIC-2178
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Meadow at Bazincourt, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Meadow at Bazincourt 1895

Oil Painting
$324
SKU: PIC-2179
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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