Saturday, 22 March 2014

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

1830 Birth Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro on the island of St. Thomas 
1853-5 Venezuela
1855 Paris as an art student
1859 first painting in Salon exhibition
1863 the Salon des Refusés with Cezanne
1868 first Salon exhibit where he no longer acknowledges “masters”
1870 First trip to London.
1871 marries Julie Vellay, his mother’s maid at Croydon registry office. Live Pontoise and later in Louveciennes. They have 7 children.
1871 on return finds huge number of paintings have been destroyed.
1874 and 6 Impressionist Exhibitions
1880s Neo-Impressionist experiment
1890s revists London, hotel room paintings.
Dies 1903

In 1903 Pissarro told his cousin Esther that he had always intended his art to be based upon the effort to “understand my sensations”. He felt that he had been able to do this “only vaguely” “around the age of forty”.
"I remember that, although I was full of fervour, I didn't have the slightest inkling, even at forty, of the deeper side to the movement we were pursuing by instinct. It was in the air!" 


Brettell, R.R. & Pissarro, C., 1981. Pissarro Camille Pissarro ; 1830 - 1903 ; Howard Gallery, London, 30.10.1980 - 11.1.1981, Grand Palais, Paris, 30.1. - 27.4.1981 ..., London: Arts Council of Great Britain.
Pissarro, C., Adler, Kathleen, 2003. Pissarro in London [published to accompany an exhibition at The National Gallery, London, 14 May - 3 August 2003], London: National Gallery Company [u.a.].
Pissarro, C. et al., 2002. Camille Pissarro, letters to his son Lucien, Boston, Ma.: Artworks.

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