Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

Camille Jacob Pissarro - Painting Reproductions Gallery 9 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

Bouquet of Flowers, Chrysanthemums in a Chinese Vase, c.1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Flowers, Chrysanthemums in a Chinese Vase c.1873

Oil Painting
$374
Canvas Print
$68.23
SKU: PIC-2253
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60 x 50.5 cm
National Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

June Morning, View over the Hills of Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

June Morning, View over the Hills of Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$374
SKU: PIC-2254
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

Riverbanks in Pontoise, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Riverbanks in Pontoise 1872

Oil Painting
$442
SKU: PIC-2255
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The House in the Forest, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The House in the Forest 1872

Oil Painting
$422
Canvas Print
$73.19
SKU: PIC-2256
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 50 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes 1872

Oil Painting
$332
Canvas Print
$55.73
SKU: PIC-2257
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 45.1 x 54.9 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Entrance to the Village of Voisins, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Entrance to the Village of Voisins 1872

Oil Painting
$332
Canvas Print
$57.48
SKU: PIC-2258
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46 x 55.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

A Road in Louveciennes, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Road in Louveciennes 1872

Oil Painting
$484
Canvas Print
$55.61
SKU: PIC-2259
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 59.8 x 73.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Crossroads, Pontoise (Place du Vieus Cimitiere, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Crossroads, Pontoise (Place du Vieus Cimitiere 1872

Oil Painting
$532
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: PIC-2260
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 55.8 x 91.4 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Landscape with a White Horse in a Meadow, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with a White Horse in a Meadow 1872

Oil Painting
$332
SKU: PIC-2261
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Road from Versailles to Saint-Germain, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Road from Versailles to Saint-Germain 1872

Oil Painting
$476
SKU: PIC-2262
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Street, Winter Sunlight and Snow, c.1870 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Street, Winter Sunlight and Snow c.1870

Oil Painting
$386
Canvas Print
$56.60
SKU: PIC-2263
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46 x 55.3 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Louveciennes Road, The Effect of Snow, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Louveciennes Road, The Effect of Snow 1872

Oil Painting
$332
SKU: PIC-2264
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landscape with Small Stream, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Small Stream 1872

Oil Painting
$378
SKU: PIC-2265
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landscape with Stollers Relaxing under the Trees, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Stollers Relaxing under the Trees 1872

Oil Painting
$497
SKU: PIC-2266
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Still Life with Apples and Pitcher, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Apples and Pitcher 1872

Oil Painting
$320
Canvas Print
$56.23
SKU: PIC-2267
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46.4 x 56.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Street in the Snow, Louveciennes, c.1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Street in the Snow, Louveciennes c.1872

Oil Painting
$358
SKU: PIC-2268
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 43.2 x 65.4 cm
Private Collection

Near Sydenham Hill (Looking Towards Lower Norwood), 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Near Sydenham Hill (Looking Towards Lower Norwood) 1871

Oil Painting
$324
Canvas Print
$52.41
SKU: PIC-2269
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 43.5 x 53.5 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA

The Avenue, Sydenham, 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Avenue, Sydenham 1871

Oil Painting
$429
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: PIC-2270
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 48 x 73 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Outskirts of Louveciennes, the Road, 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Outskirts of Louveciennes, the Road 1871

Oil Painting
$332
SKU: PIC-2271
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
The Rosengart Collection, Lucerne, Switzerland

Louveciennes, 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Louveciennes 1871

Oil Painting
$563
Canvas Print
$51.89
SKU: PIC-2272
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Road to Louveciennes (Outskirts of the Forest), 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Road to Louveciennes (Outskirts of the Forest) 1871

Oil Painting
$332
SKU: PIC-2273
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Autumn Landscape, near Louveciennes, c.1871/72 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Autumn Landscape, near Louveciennes c.1871/72

Oil Painting
$360
Canvas Print
$56.72
SKU: PIC-2274
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46 x 55.5 cm
Private Collection

Chestnut Trees at Louveciennes, Spring, 1870 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Chestnut Trees at Louveciennes, Spring 1870

Oil Painting
$484
Canvas Print
$55.73
SKU: PIC-2275
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 59.5 x 73 cm
Private Collection

Landscape near Louveciennes, 1870 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape near Louveciennes 1870

Oil Painting
$563
Canvas Print
$51.64
SKU: PIC-2276
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 89 x 116 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

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