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BIOGRAPHY

b. 1830, Saint Thomas, West Indies; d. 1903, Paris

Jacob Camille Pissarro was born on July 10, 1830, to French Jewish parents on the West Indies island of St. Thomas.  Sent to boarding school in France, he returned after six years to work in his parents’ store. Pissarro abandoned this comfortable bourgeois existence at the age of twenty-two, when he left for Caracas with Danish painter Fritz Melbye, who became his first serious artistic influence.

After returning briefly to St. Thomas, Pissarro left in 1855 for Paris, where he studied at various academic institutions (including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Académie Suisse) and under a succession of masters, such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, and Charles-François Daubigny.  Corot is often considered Pissarro’s most important early influence; Pissarro listed himself as Corot’s pupil in the catalogues to the 1864 and 1865 Paris Salons.  While Pissarro was accepted to show at the official Salon throughout the 1860s, in 1863 he participated with Edouard Manet, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and others in the historic Salon des Refusés.  At the close of the decade, he moved to Louveciennes (near the Seine, twenty miles from Paris).  Working in close proximity with Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley, he began to revise his method of landscape painting, privileging the role of color in his expression of natural phenomena and employing smaller patches of paint.  This artistic circle was dispersed by the Franco-Prussian War, which Pissarro fled by moving to London in 1870-71.  There he met Paul Durand-Ruel, the Parisian dealer who would become an ardent supporter of Pissarro and his fellow Impressionists.  Pissarro participated in his last official Salon in 1870.

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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Camille Jacob Pissarro was a French impressionist painter whose friendship and support provided encouragement for many younger painters. Pissarro was born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, and moved to Paris in 1855, where he studied with the French landscape painter Camille Corot. At first associated with the Barbizon school, Pissarro subsequently joined the impressionists and was represented in all their exhibitions. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), he lived in England and made a study of English art, particularly the landscapes of Joseph Mallord William Turner. For a time in the 1880s Pissarro, discouraged with his work, experimented with pointillism; the new style, however, proved unpopular with collectors and dealers, and he returned to a freer impressionist style.A painter of sunshine and the scintillating play of light,Pissarro produced many quiet rural landscapes and river scenes; he also painted street scenes in Paris, Le Havre, and London. An excellent teacher, he counted among his pupils and associates the French painters Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne, his son Lucien Pissarro, and the American impressionist Mary Cassatt. Of Pissarro's great output (including paintings, watercolors, and graphics),ny works hang in the Luxembourg Gallery, Paris, and in the leading galleries of Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, has his Bather in the Woods (1895). SzetS

 
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The Hermitage at Pontoise, 1867

 
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Louveciennes: The Road to Versailles, 1870

 
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Orchard in Bloom at Louveciennes, 1872

 
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The Railway Bridge at Pontoise, 1873

 
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Self-Portrait, 1873

 
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Gelee Blanche (Hoarfrost), 1873

 
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Sunlight on the Road- Pontoise, 1874

 
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La Côte des Boeufs, the Hermitage, 1877

 
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Kitchen Garden with Trees in Flower, Pontoise, 1877

 
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Resting in the Woods at Pontoise, 1878

 
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Portrait of Madame Pissarro Sewing near a Window, 1878-79

 
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The Pork Butcher, 1883

 
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Apple Picking at Eragny-sur-Epte, 1888

 
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Hyde Park, London, 1890

 
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Sunset at St. Charles, Eragny, 1891

 
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Kew, the Path to the Main Conservatory, 1892

 
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Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Eragny-Sur-Epte, 1895

 
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Washerwomen, Eragny-sur-Epte, 1895

 
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Girl Sewing, 1895

 
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The Old Market at Rouen, 1898

 
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The Artist's Garden at Eragny, 1898

 
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