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Pissarro, Camille

Born: 1830 AD
Died: 1903 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Painters

French (Danish Virgin Islands-born) Impressionist painter.

1830 – Born on the 10th of July in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

1842 – Pissarro lived in St. Thomas when he went to a boarding school in Paris.

         – 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.

1852 – Traveled to Venezuela with the Danish artist Fritz Melbye.

1855 – Studied at various academic institutions (including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Académie Suisse) and under a succession of masters, such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, and Charles-François Daubigny.

1864-1865 – Listed himself as Corot’s pupil in the catalogues.

1870-1871 – Lived at Westow Hill, Upper Norwood and the premises, a former Nat West Bank, have a blue plaque.

1885-1890 – Experimented with Neo-Impressionist ideas.

       – 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.

1878 – Pisarro’s Pallette with a Landscape.

1893 – Paris Gallery Durand-Ruel organized a major exhibition of 46 of Pissarro’s works along with 55 others by Antonio de La Gandara.

1903 – Pissarro died in Éragny-sur-Epte on 13th of November and was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

2005 – Camille Pissarro sold few of his paintings, however, some of his works were selling for over U.S. $4 million.