His mature work displays an empathy for peasants and laborers, and sometimes evidences his radical political leanings.
a comprehensive list of famous Pissarro paintings from his extensive career:
Two Women Chatting By The Sea
The garden of Pontoise
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
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.
Many of these paintings are considered amongst his best and make a fitting finale to his long and eventful career.
In the last years of his life Camille divided his time between Paris, Rouen, Le Havre and his home in Eragny and painted several series of different aspects of the cities with varying light and weather effects, while expressing the dynamism of the modern city.
Pissarro gradually abandoned Neo-Impressionism in the 1890s, preferring a style that better enabled him to capture his sensations of nature, although retaining the lightness and purity of colour acquired during his divisionist phase.
In common with many artists and writers of his day, he became a fervent anarchist. He produced a powerful attack on French bourgeois society in his album of anarchist drawings, Turpitudes Sociales, 1889.
The following year he passed this new concept on to Vincent Van Gogh
He was fascinated by their attempts to replace the intuitive perceptions of the Impressionists with a scientific study of nature's phenomena and by a "divisionist" technique based on optical laws.
In 1885, at a time when he was dissatisfied with his work, he met both Signac and Seurat.
He was among the first to divide colors, as in his painting Le jardin des Mathurins à Pontoise, 1876 (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City), where the sunlit path is made up of brushstrokes of pink, blue, white and yellow ochre.
It was this unsentimental and unliterary approach, and the complete absence of any pretence, that seemed to stop his work from finding appreciation with the general public.
While mainly interested in landscape, he liked to introduce people (generally peasants going about their rural occupations) and animals into these and they often became the focal point of the composition.
These were also the years of the first Impressionist group exhibitions which were initiated by Monet, but in which Camille was to play a major role and which earned him much criticism for his art.
On returning from London after the Franco-Prussian War, he discovered that German troops had made a boardwalk out of the three hundred paintings that he had left in storage.
By 1866 he was painting entirely outdoors and living in dire poverty.
Pissarro arrived in Paris in 1855, where he studied with Camille Corot and met many of the future Impressionists.
Location of death: Éragny-sur-Epte, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
On return to Saint-Thomas, he forms a friendship with Danish painter Fritz Melbye, with whom he flees in 1852 to Caracas , Venezuela
As early as that time, he spends his free time sketching the countryside and visiting Parisian museums.
His father sent him to Paris, France from 1842 to 1847 to receive his early education at a boarding school in Passy
Jewish French father (Abraham) of Portuguese origin
Camille Pissarro was born in Saint-Thomas, Virgin Islands, on July 10, 1830