Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

Camille Jacob Pissarro - Painting Reproductions Gallery 7 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

Haymakers at Eragny, 1889 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Haymakers at Eragny 1889

Oil Painting
$597
SKU: PIC-2204
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Field and the Great Walnut Tree in Winter, Eragny, 1885 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Field and the Great Walnut Tree in Winter, Eragny 1885

Oil Painting
$450
Canvas Print
$56.19
SKU: PIC-2205
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60 x 73.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Saint-Martin, near Gisors, 1885 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Saint-Martin, near Gisors 1885

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2207
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Old Houses at Eragny, 1884 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Old Houses at Eragny 1884

Oil Painting
$344
SKU: PIC-2208
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Zen International Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan

Gisors, New Section, 1885 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Gisors, New Section 1885

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2209
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Apple Tree at Eragny, 1884 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Apple Tree at Eragny 1884

Oil Painting
$379
SKU: PIC-2210
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Tedder, 1884 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Tedder 1884

Oil Painting
$423
SKU: PIC-2211
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

La Sentier de Basincourt, 1884 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

La Sentier de Basincourt 1884

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2212
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Banks of the Epte at Eragny, 1884 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Banks of the Epte at Eragny 1884

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2213
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Paysage a Osny Pres de l'Abreuvoir, 1883 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Paysage a Osny Pres de l'Abreuvoir 1883

Oil Painting
$564
SKU: PIC-2214
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

View of Rouen (Cours-la-Reine), 1883 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

View of Rouen (Cours-la-Reine) 1883

Oil Painting
$423
SKU: PIC-2215
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Chou Quarries, Pontoise, 1882 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Chou Quarries, Pontoise 1882

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2216
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Snow Effect in Montfoucault, 1882 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Snow Effect in Montfoucault 1882

Oil Painting
$387
SKU: PIC-2217
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

La Cote de 'Chou' a Pontoise, 1882 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

La Cote de 'Chou' a Pontoise 1882

Oil Painting
$472
SKU: PIC-2218
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Kitchen Gardens, Pontoise, 1881 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Kitchen Gardens, Pontoise 1881

Oil Painting
$450
Canvas Print
$55.82
SKU: PIC-2219
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60 x 73.3 cm
Private Collection

Landscape at Chaponval, 1880 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape at Chaponval 1880

Oil Painting
$412
Canvas Print
$55.21
SKU: PIC-2220
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

A Street in Auvers (Thatched Cottages and a Cow), 1880 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Street in Auvers (Thatched Cottages and a Cow) 1880

Oil Painting
$472
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: PIC-2221
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60 x 73 cm
Private Collection

The Boulevards under Snow, 1879 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Boulevards under Snow 1879

Oil Painting
$387
Canvas Print
$56.69
SKU: PIC-2222
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65 cm
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

A Path in the Woods, Pontoise, 1879 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Path in the Woods, Pontoise 1879

Oil Painting
$351
SKU: PIC-2223
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Banks of the Oise, Pontoise (Man Fishing), 1878 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Banks of the Oise, Pontoise (Man Fishing) 1878

Oil Painting
$351
SKU: PIC-2224
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Cote des Boeufs at L'Hermitage, near Pontoise, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Cote des Boeufs at L'Hermitage, near Pontoise 1877

Oil Painting
$667
Canvas Print
$86.64
SKU: PIC-2225
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 114.9 x 87.6 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Kitchen Garden with Trees in Flower, Spring, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Kitchen Garden with Trees in Flower, Spring 1877

Oil Painting
$507
Canvas Print
$54.71
SKU: PIC-2226
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.5 x 81 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Red Roofs, Corner of a Village, Winter, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Red Roofs, Corner of a Village, Winter 1877

Oil Painting
$492
Canvas Print
$56.19
SKU: PIC-2227
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Les Mathurins, Pontoise, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Les Mathurins, Pontoise 1877

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2228
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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