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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
1891
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
 



 


The Pork Butcher
1883
Tate Gallery, London



 


El camino de Louveciennes



 

Girl Sewing
Oil on canvas
1895
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago



 

Portrait of Madame Pissarro Sewing near a Window
oil on canvas
1878
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



 

Hyde Park, London
1890



 

The Railway Bridge at Pontoise
Oil on canvas
1873




 

Countryside & Eragny Church and Farm
1895
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

 


Washerwomen, Eragny-sur-Epte
1895
 

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