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

Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Peasants Chatting in the Farmyard, Eragny 1895

Oil Painting
$435
SKU: PIC-2180
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Walnut and Apple Trees in Bloom at Eragny, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Walnut and Apple Trees in Bloom at Eragny 1895

Oil Painting
$430
SKU: PIC-2181
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Effect of Snow, Sunset, Eragny, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Effect of Snow, Sunset, Eragny 1895

Oil Painting
$407
SKU: PIC-2182
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Garden at Eragny, c.1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Garden at Eragny c.1895

Oil Painting
$324
SKU: PIC-2183
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Walnut Tree in Spring, 1894 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Walnut Tree in Spring 1894

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2184
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Knocke Windmill, Belgium, 1894/02 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Knocke Windmill, Belgium 1894/02

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2185
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Houses at Knocke, Belgium, 1894 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Houses at Knocke, Belgium 1894

Oil Painting
$324
SKU: PIC-2186
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Windmill at Knokke, Belgium, 1894 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Windmill at Knokke, Belgium 1894

Oil Painting
$410
Canvas Print
$55.82
SKU: PIC-2187
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Hoarfrosst, Morning (Snow Effect in Eragny), 1894 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Hoarfrosst, Morning (Snow Effect in Eragny) 1894

Oil Painting
$539
Canvas Print
$47.16
SKU: PIC-2188
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.5 x 92.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Thaw, Eragny, 1893 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Thaw, Eragny 1893

Oil Painting
$310
SKU: PIC-2189
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Picking Peas, 1893 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Picking Peas 1893

Oil Painting
$368
SKU: PIC-2190
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland

The Potato Harvest, 1893 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Potato Harvest 1893

Oil Painting
$387
SKU: PIC-2191
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Barn, Morning, Eragny, 1893 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Barn, Morning, Eragny 1893

Oil Painting
$269
SKU: PIC-2192
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

View of Eragny, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

View of Eragny 1892

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2193
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Woman with a Wheelbarrow, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Woman with a Wheelbarrow 1892

Oil Painting
$533
SKU: PIC-2194
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

View of Bazincourt, Sunset, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

View of Bazincourt, Sunset 1892

Oil Painting
$287
SKU: PIC-2195
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Kew Gardens, Crossroads near the Pond, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Kew Gardens, Crossroads near the Pond 1892

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2196
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Church at Kew, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Church at Kew 1892

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2197
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Primrose Hill, Regent's Park, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Primrose Hill, Regent's Park 1892

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2198
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Morning, Autumn, Eragny, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Morning, Autumn, Eragny 1892

Oil Painting
$255
SKU: PIC-2199
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

Setting Sun and Fog, Eragny, 1891 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Setting Sun and Fog, Eragny 1891

Oil Painting
$379
Canvas Print
$79.77
SKU: PIC-2200
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65.5 cm
Private Collection

Hyde Park, London, 1890 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Hyde Park, London 1890

Oil Painting
$379
Canvas Print
$47.74
SKU: PIC-2201
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Flowering Apple Trees at Eragny, 1888 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Flowering Apple Trees at Eragny 1888

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2202
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Brickworks at Eragny, 1888 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Brickworks at Eragny 1888

Oil Painting
$472
SKU: PIC-2203
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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