Camille Jacob Pissarro

Pissarro avoided the overt social comment that van Gogh, for example, was eager to convey in his early painting in Holland, and he neither idealized the peasnats at work nor exagerated the harshness of their lot in life.
Pissarro's paintings of figures are filled with poetry and feeling. Degas described Pissarro's Peasant women as "angels who go to market."
If we observe the totality of Pissarro's work we find there, despite fluctuation, not only his extreme artistic skill, but also an essentially intuitive pure bred art. He was one of my masters and I do not deny him."
Gauguin
"Pissarro remains the painter for those who look at rather than those who read about painting."
English artist Walter Richard Sickert


Impressionism Gallery