Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

Camille Jacob Pissarro Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 21

1830-1903

French Impressionist Painter

Camille Pissarro (July 10, 1830 - November 13, 1903) was a French Impressionist painter. His importance resides not only in his visual contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also in his patriarchal standing among his colleagues, particularly Paul Cezanne.

Early life and work
Camille Jacob Pissarro was born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas to Abraham Gabriel Pissarro, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, and Rachel Manzano-Pomie, from the Dominican Republic. Pissarro lived in St. Thomas until age 12, when he went to a boarding school in Paris. He returned to St. Thomas where he drew in his free time. Pissarro was attracted to political Anarchy, an attraction that may have originated during his years in St. Thomas. In 1852, he travelled to Venezuela with the Danish artist Fritz Melbye. In 1855, he moved to Paris, where he studied informally with the French landscape artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.
His finest early works (See Jalais Hill, Pontoise, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) are characterized by a broadly painted (sometimes with palette knife) naturalism derived from Courbet, but with an incipient Impressionist palette.
Camille Pissarro married Julie Vellay, a maid in his mother's household. Of their eight children together, one died at birth and a daughter died when nine. The surviving children all painted, and Lucien, the oldest son, became a follower of William Morris.

Artist and mentor
Known as the Father of Impressionism, Pissarro painted rural and urban French life, particularly landscapes in and around Pontoise, as well as scenes from Montmartre. His mature work displays an empathy for peasants and laborers, and sometimes evidences his radical political leanings. He was a mentor to Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin and his example inspired many younger artists, including Californian Impressionist Lucy Bacon.
Pissarro's influence on his fellow Impressionists is probably still underrated; not only did he offer substantial contributions to Impressionist theory, but he also managed to remain on friendly, mutually respectful terms with such difficult personalities as Edgar Degas, Cezanne and Gauguin. Pissarro exhibited at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions. Moreover, whereas Monet was the most prolific and emblematic practitioner of the Impressionist style, Pissarro was nonetheless a primary developer of Impressionist technique.
Pissarro experimented with Neo-Impressionist ideas between 1885 and 1890. Discontented with what he referred to as "romantic Impressionism", he investigated Pointillism which he called "scientific Impressionism" before returning to a purer Impressionism in the last decade of his life.
In March 1893, Paris Gallery Durand-Ruel organized a major exhibition of 46 of Pissarro's works along with 55 others by Antonio de La Gandara. But while the critics acclaimed Gandara, their appraisal of Pissarro's art was less enthusiastic.
Pissarro died in Eragny-sur-Epte on either November 12 or November 13, 1903 and was buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
During his lifetime, Camille Pissarro sold few of his paintings. By 2005, however, some of his works were selling for over U.S. $4 million.

500 Pissarro Paintings

The Inner Port and Pilots Jetty, Le Havre, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Inner Port and Pilots Jetty, Le Havre 1903

Oil Painting
$417
SKU: PIC-2058
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Le Havre, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Le Havre 1903

Oil Painting
$496
Canvas Print
$53.55
SKU: PIC-2059
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Le Havre - High Tide, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Le Havre - High Tide 1903

Oil Painting
$514
SKU: PIC-2060
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Le Havre, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Le Havre 1903

Oil Painting
$417
SKU: PIC-2061
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Inner Harbor, Le Havre, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Inner Harbor, Le Havre 1903

Oil Painting
$467
Canvas Print
$61.86
SKU: PIC-2062
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46.2 x 55 cm
Private Collection

The Seine and the Louvre, Paris, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Seine and the Louvre, Paris 1903

Oil Painting
$359
Canvas Print
$61.58
SKU: PIC-2063
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46 x 55 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Pilots' Jetty, Le Havre, Morning, Cloudy, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pilots' Jetty, Le Havre, Morning, Cloudy 1903

Oil Painting
$626
SKU: PIC-2064
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Jetty, Le Havre - High Tide, Morning Sun, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Jetty, Le Havre - High Tide, Morning Sun 1903

Oil Painting
$444
Canvas Print
$61.58
SKU: PIC-2065
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.6 x 66 cm
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, USA

Quai Malaquais, Sunny Afternoon, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Quai Malaquais, Sunny Afternoon 1903

Oil Painting
$575
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PIC-2066
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.3 x 81.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Quay Malaquais, Morning, Sunny Weather, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Quay Malaquais, Morning, Sunny Weather 1903

Oil Painting
$387
SKU: PIC-2067
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Louvre, Morning, Sun, Quai Malaquais, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Louvre, Morning, Sun, Quai Malaquais 1903

Oil Painting
$359
SKU: PIC-2068
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Quai Malaquais - Morning, Sun, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Quai Malaquais - Morning, Sun 1903

Oil Painting
$409
SKU: PIC-2069
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Pont du Carrousel, Afternoon, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pont du Carrousel, Afternoon 1903

Oil Painting
$397
SKU: PIC-2070
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Matsuoka Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

The Pont Royal and the Pavillon de Flore, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pont Royal and the Pavillon de Flore 1903

Oil Painting
$464
SKU: PIC-2071
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Pont Royal and the Pavillon de Flore, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pont Royal and the Pavillon de Flore 1903

Oil Painting
$464
Canvas Print
$61.32
SKU: PIC-2072
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65 cm
Petit Palais Musee des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

The Pont Royal - Grey Weather, Afternoon, Spring, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pont Royal - Grey Weather, Afternoon, Spring 1903

Oil Painting
$470
SKU: PIC-2073
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Pavillon de Flore and the Pont Royal, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pavillon de Flore and the Pont Royal 1903

Oil Painting
$509
SKU: PIC-2074
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Seine at Paris, Pont Royal, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Seine at Paris, Pont Royal 1903

Oil Painting
$409
SKU: PIC-2075
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Louvre - Morning, Snow Effect, 1903 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Louvre - Morning, Snow Effect 1903

Oil Painting
$359
SKU: PIC-2076
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Louvre and the Seine from the Pont-Neuf, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Louvre and the Seine from the Pont-Neuf 1902

Oil Painting
$425
SKU: PIC-2077
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 56 x 66 cm
Private Collection

The Raised Terrace of the Pont-Neuf, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Raised Terrace of the Pont-Neuf 1902

Oil Painting
$531
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: PIC-2078
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60.4 x 92.3 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

The Pont-Neuf, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pont-Neuf 1902

Oil Painting
$609
SKU: PIC-2079
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan

The Baths of Samaritaine, Afternoon, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Baths of Samaritaine, Afternoon 1902

Oil Painting
$445
SKU: PIC-2080
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Dieppe, the Duquesne and Berrigny..., 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Dieppe, the Duquesne and Berrigny... 1902

Oil Painting
$439
SKU: PIC-2081
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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