Camille Pissarro

Called the father of Impressionism, Camille Pissarro was born in 1830 on the island of Saint Thomas in the West Indies. After a French boarding school education and six years spent working in his parents’ store, at the age of 22 Pissarro turned his back on his bourgeois life in favour of a career in art.

Initially, Pissarro assisted the Danish painter Fritz Melbye and studied works by artists he admired including Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Jean-François Millet. In 1856, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and attended classes at the Académie Suisse, where he met Claude Monet. Through Monet, he was introduced to Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley.

Working alongside these artists, Pissarro abandoned the more traditional approaches to landscape painting that had thus far underpinned his practice and instead embraced a phenomenological understanding of colour. Over time he became more and more opposed to the standards required by the Academy and the Salon, believing instead that art was a means to encourage egalitarianism.

Following the Franco-Prussian War, during which he resided in England, Pissarro and Monet became set upon launching a Salon of their own and, in 1874, the first Impressionist exhibition opened featuring their canvases alongside those by Renoir, Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot.

Although celebrated for his rural scenes, Pissarro painted the urban environment as well, documenting the busy Boulevard Montmartre in Paris, London’s Hyde Park and the bridges of Rouen, among others. Ever experimental, during the mid-1880s he moved away from pure Impressionism and instead began to incorporate the divisionist techniques espoused by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. In the last decade of his life, Pissarro returned to Impressionism, painting en plein air and documenting life around his home in Éragny-sur-Epte.

Pissarro’s influence was paramount, and he was admired by Post-Impressionist artists including Cezanne and Paul Gauguin. He lived long enough to see his Impressionist cohort receive critical acclaim. Eye trouble towards the end of his life forced Pissarro to paint in the studio, where he continued to work until his death in 1903.


Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

La Rue Saint-Lazare, temps lumineux

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Jardin et poulailler chez Octave Mirbeau, Les Damps

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le Pont Neuf, naufrage de la 'Bonne Mère'

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le Pont-Neuf, après-midi de pluie, 1 re série

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le Jardin d'Octave Mirbeau, la terrasse, Les Damps

卡密尔·毕沙罗 (1830-1903)

《有白杨树的风景(埃拉尼的阴天)》

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Jardin de Kew, Londres, près d'un étang

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Pommiers à Éragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Hameau aux environs de Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Pommiers et faneuses, Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le grand noyer, matin, Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

La cueillette des pommes

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Saint Anne's Church à Kew, Londres

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Statue d'Henri IV, matin, soleil (2 e série)

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Enfants attablés dans le jardin à Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

La cueillette des pommes

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Statue d'Henri IV, matin, soleil (2 e série)

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Félix Pissarro lisant

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le pré à Éragny, été, soleil, fin d’après-midi

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Les coteaux de Chou, Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le jardin de Maubuisson, Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Vue sur la nouvelle prison de Pontoise, printemps

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

La servante assise dans le jardin d'Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le lavoir de Bazincourt

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

La Place du Havre et la gare Saint-Lazare

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Lisière de bois

卡密尔·毕沙罗(1830-1903)

《雨中的哈弗尔广场》

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le Quai Malaquais et l'Institut

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le relais de poste, route de Versailles, Louveciennes, neige

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Femme poussant une brouette, Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le Cours-la-Reine à Rouen, temps gris

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Poiriers en fleur, Eragny

CAMILLE PISSARRO (1830-1903)

La route de Rouen, les hauteurs de l'Hautil, Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

L'enfant au tambour

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Pâturage, coucher de soleil, Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Marché à la volaille, Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Vue de ma fenêtre, inondation, effet de soir, Éragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Laveuse dans le jardin d'Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le pré avec cheval gris, Eragny

CAMILLE PISSARRO (1830-1903)

Rue de la Citadelle, Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

La récolte des pommes de terre

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Paysannes travaillant dans les champs, Pontoise

CAMILLE PISSARRO (1830-1903)

Vue sur le village d'Osny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Les coteaux de Thierceville vus de la cavée, environs d'Éragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Les carrières du Chou, Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Vue de ma fenêtre, inondation, effet du soir, Eragny

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

La récolte des pommes de terre, Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le Pont-Neuf, effet de neige et brouillard

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Bords de l'Oise à Auvers-sur-Oise