Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro was a French Impressionist artist who painted many famous works over his long career. He is respected for his Paris-based paintings and use of perspective as seen in Boulevard Montmartre and Avenue de l’Opera. You can see a full selection of Pissarro paintings below, please contact us for a customised quote on any handmade painting or print. Pissarro exhibited at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions, and left a huge impact on the rise and development of impressionism. Pissarro also kept close friendships with such difficult personalities as Edgar Degas, Cézanne and Gauguin.

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. Pissarro’s influence on his fellow Impressionists is probably still underestimated; 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, Cézanne and Gauguin. Pissarro exhibited at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions.

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 1855, Pissarro left for Paris, where he studied at various academic institutions (including the École des Beaux-Arts and Académie Suisse) and under a succession of masters such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, and Charles-François Daubigny.

Find below a comprehensive list of famous Pissarro paintings from his extensive career:

  • Two Women Chatting By The Sea
  • Le chemin
  • The garden of Pontoise
  • Conversation
  • The Harvest
  • Haying at Eragny
  • Boulevard Montmartre au printemps
  • Boulevard Montmartre la nuit
  • Avenue de l’Opera
  • View of Rouen
  • Morning, Winter Sunshine, Frost, the Pont-Neuf, the Seine, the Louvre, Soleil D’hiver Gella Blanc
  • Self-Portrait

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