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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.’
 




 

Self-Portrait
1873
Musée d'Orsay, Paris



 
 


La Cote des Boeufs, the Hermitage
Oil on canvas
1877
National Gallery, London



 


Kew, the Path to the Main Conservatory
1892



 

The Siesta



 

Mujer con Panuelo Verde



 

Place du Theatre Francais
Oil on canvas
1898



 

The Old Market at Rouen
Oil on canvas
1898
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan
 

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