Camille Pissarro

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Jacob-Abraham Camille Pissarro (b. St. Thomas, 1830 - d. Paris, 1903) was a French Impressionist painter.

In 1855, Pissarro came to Paris; in 1859-1861, he attended the Académie Suisse and formed friendships with Claude Monet, Armand Guillaumin and Paul Cezanne. Pissarro also counted among his instructors Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet and Charles-Francois Daubigny. His works were present at all eight Impressionist exhibitions. In 1896, he met Joaquin Clausell in Paris.

Pissarro’s friend, the painter Daubigny, recommended him to the art dealer Durand-Ruel, who did much for promotion of the Impressionists’ works; he would organize Pissarro’s exhibitions in Paris (1883) and New York (1886). [1]

An active, productive Master of his art until the end, Camille Pissarro succumbed to blood poisoning on 13 November 1903 in Le Havre (?), France; survived by sons Lucien, Georges, Félix, Ludovic-Rodolphe, Paul Emile; and daughter, Jeanne. [2]

Pissarro The Hermaitage at Pontoise.jpg

The Hermaitage at Pontoise.

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. He was an excellent teacher, counting among his pupils and associates Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne, his son Lucien Pissarro, and the American Impressionist Mary Cassatt.[3]

See also

The Path - Vieux Ramparts
Woman Bathing Her Feet in a Brook 1894 - 1895.

External links

Pissarro (1830-1903)


  1. Camille Pissarro Olga's Gallery
  2. Camille Pissarro Biography
  3. Impressionist artist.
Garden at Pontoise