Camille Pissarro - brief biography and description of the paintings

  • Year of birth: July 10, 1830
  • Date of death: November 13, 1903
  • A country: France


Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) - the oldest impressionist. Born into the family of a hardware dealer in a port city on the small island of St. Thomas in the Antilles archipelago belonging to Denmark. In 1841, the parents sent eleven-year-old Camille to study in France, at Passy College. When he returned, he began to work in his father's shop in the port. For five years the obedient son was engaged in an unloved affair, hardly taking the time to draw.
In the early 1850s, he became friends with the Danish artist Melby, under his influence threw the hated trade, and in 1852 went with him to the Venezuelan capital Caracas. In 1854, Pissarro returned to St. Thomas, but a year later he left for France, now forever. There he enters the School of Fine Arts. His development as an artist was greatly influenced by Corot and Courbet.
Acquainted with Monet and his work, he borrowed from him the principle of color decomposition. All the skills that the artist took from his teachers, Pissarro was able to use in the works.
Beginning in 1866, his palette was increasingly lightened, he enthusiastically learned to paint the air, penetrated by sunlight; at the same time he began to write with a spatula, conveying a sense of form with large “luminous” strokes. As a result, he created his own firm and confident artistic style.

Paintings by Camille Pissarro

Côte de Beauf near Pontoise
Plowed land (arable land)
Red roofs. Rustic corner in winter
The road from Versailles to Louvesenn
Entrance to the village of Voisin
Old road from Anneri to Pontoise. Frost
1873 self portrait
Harvest near Montfuco
Orchard in bloom. Spring
Girl with rod
View from my window
Bridge Boaldieu in Rouen. Sunset. Fog
Avanport in Le Havre. Embankment Su-Amgon
Boulevard Montmartre in rainy weather
Pont Royal and Flower Pavilion
Church of St. Jacques in Dieppe

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