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Camille Jacob Pissarro was a French impressionist painter whose friendship and support provided encouragement for many

younger painters. Pissarro was born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, and moved to Paris in 1855, where he studied with the French landscape painter Camille Corot. At first associated with the Barbizon school, Pissarro subsequently joined the impressionists and was represented in all their exhibitions. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), he lived in England and made a study of English art, particularly Camille Pissarro the landscapes of Joseph Mallord William Turner. For a time in the (1830-1903) 1880s Pissarro, discouraged with his work, experimented with pointillism; the new style, however, proved unpopular with collectors and dealers, and he returned to a freer impressionist style.A painter of sunshine and the scintillating play of light,Pissarro produced many quiet rural landscapes and river scenes; he also painted street scenes in Paris, Le Havre, and London. An excellent teacher, he counted among his pupils and associates the French painters Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne, his son Lucien Pissarro, and the American impressionist Mary Cassatt. Of Pissarro's great output (including paintings, watercolors, and graphics),ny works hang in the Luxembourg Gallery, Paris, and in the leading galleries of Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, has his Bather in the Woods (1895). SzetS

The Hermitage at Pontoise, 1867

Louveciennes: The Road to Versailles, 1870

Orchard in Bloom at Louveciennes, 1872

The Railway Bridge at Pontoise, 1873

Self-Portrait, 1873

Gelee Blanche (Hoarfrost), 1873

Sunlight on the Road- Pontoise, 1874

La Côte des Boeufs, the Hermitage, 1877

Kitchen Garden with Trees in Flower, Pontoise, 1877

Resting in the Woods at Pontoise, 1878

Portrait of Madame Pissarro Sewing near a Window, 1878-79

The Pork Butcher, 1883

Apple Picking at Eragny-sur-Epte, 1888

Hyde Park, London, 1890

Sunset at St. Charles, Eragny, 1891

Kew, the Path to the Main Conservatory, 1892

Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Eragny-Sur-Epte, 1895

Washerwomen, Eragny-sur-Epte, 1895

Girl Sewing, 1895

The Old Market at Rouen, 1898

The Artist's Garden at Eragny, 1898