Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

Camille Jacob Pissarro - Painting Reproductions Gallery 8 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

Diligence on the Road from Ennery to l'Hermitage, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Diligence on the Road from Ennery to l'Hermitage 1877

Oil Painting
$344
Canvas Print
$57.56
SKU: PIC-2229
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46.4 x 55 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Garden at Pontoise, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Garden at Pontoise 1877

Oil Painting
$589
SKU: PIC-2230
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Route du Fond de l'Hermitage, Pontoise, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Route du Fond de l'Hermitage, Pontoise 1877

Oil Painting
$358
Canvas Print
$48.77
SKU: PIC-2231
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.5 x 54 cm
Private Collection

Roses in a Glass, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Roses in a Glass 1877

Oil Painting
$239
SKU: PIC-2232
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Vase of Flowers, c.1877/78 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Vase of Flowers c.1877/78

Oil Painting
$430
SKU: PIC-2233
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Sara Lee Corporation, Chicago, USA

The Pond at Montfoucault, 1875 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pond at Montfoucault 1875

Oil Painting
$533
SKU: PIC-2234
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Winter at Montvoucault (The Effect of Snow), 1875 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Winter at Montvoucault (The Effect of Snow) 1875

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2235
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Little Bridge, Pontoise, 1875 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Little Bridge, Pontoise 1875

Oil Painting
$548
Canvas Print
$47.28
SKU: PIC-2236
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.5 x 81.5 cm
Stadtische Kunssthalle, Mannheim, Germany

Landscape in the Woods, Pontoise, 1875 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape in the Woods, Pontoise 1875

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2237
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Cowherd at Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Cowherd at Valhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise 1874

Oil Painting
$507
Canvas Print
$45.02
SKU: PIC-2238
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.9 x 92.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Pond at Montfoucault, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pond at Montfoucault 1874

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2239
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Girl Tending a Cow in a Pasture, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Girl Tending a Cow in a Pasture 1874

Oil Painting
$333
Canvas Print
$56.54
SKU: PIC-2240
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46 x 54.5 cm
Private Collection

Landscape with Rocks, Montfoucault, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Rocks, Montfoucault 1874

Oil Painting
$407
SKU: PIC-2241
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Peasant Pushing a Wheelbarrow, Maison Rondest, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Peasant Pushing a Wheelbarrow, Maison Rondest 1874

Oil Painting
$375
SKU: PIC-2242
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

L'Hermitage, Pontoise, Snow Effect, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

L'Hermitage, Pontoise, Snow Effect 1874

Oil Painting
$333
Canvas Print
$78.81
SKU: PIC-2243
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 64.7 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

The Oise on the Outskirts of Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Oise on the Outskirts of Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$333
Canvas Print
$56.19
SKU: PIC-2244
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 45.3 x 55 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Bouquet of Pink Peonies, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Pink Peonies 1873

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2245
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 60 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

The Hoar Frost, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Hoar Frost 1873

Oil Painting
$545
Canvas Print
$47.88
SKU: PIC-2246
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.5 x 93.2 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Kitchen Gardens at l'Hermitage, Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Kitchen Gardens at l'Hermitage, Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$430
SKU: PIC-2247
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Chestnut Trees at Osny, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Chestnut Trees at Osny 1873

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2248
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Haystack, Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Haystack, Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$333
Canvas Print
$57.37
SKU: PIC-2249
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Pontoise, Les Mathurins (Former Convent), 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Pontoise, Les Mathurins (Former Convent) 1873

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2250
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Railroad Crossing at Les Patis, c.1873/74 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Railroad Crossing at Les Patis c.1873/74

Oil Painting
$344
SKU: PIC-2251
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Phillips Collection, Washington, USA

Rue de la Citadelle, Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Rue de la Citadelle, Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$460
SKU: PIC-2252
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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