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Camille Pissarro


Camille Pissarro

(b Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, Danish Virgin Islands, 10 July 1830; d Paris, 13 Nov 1903).

Painter and printmaker. He was the only painter to exhibit in all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions held between 1874 and 1886, and he is often regarded as the ‘father’ of the movement. He was by no means narrow in outlook, however, and throughout his life remained as radical in artistic matters as he was in politics. Thadée Natanson wrote in 1948: ‘Nothing of novelty or of excellence appeared that Pissarro had not been among the first, if not the very first, to discern and to defend.’ The significance of Pissarro’s work is in the balance maintained between tradition and the avant-garde. Octave Mirbeau commented: ‘M. Camille Pissarro has shown himself to be a revolutionary by renewing the art of painting in a purely working sense; at the same time he has remained a purely classical artist in his love for exalted generalizations, his passion for nature and his respect for worthwhile traditions.’


Sunset at St. Charles, Eragny
Oil on canvas
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown


The Pork Butcher
Tate Gallery, London


El camino de Louveciennes


Girl Sewing
Oil on canvas
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago


Portrait of Madame Pissarro Sewing near a Window
oil on canvas
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Hyde Park, London


The Railway Bridge at Pontoise
Oil on canvas


Countryside & Eragny Church and Farm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris


Washerwomen, Eragny-sur-Epte

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