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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Camille Pissarro | Fine Arts bLog Site
Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Camille Pissarro Link: Camille Pissarro (b. July 10, 1830, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies — d. November 13, 1903, Paris), grew up on St. Thomas in the Antilles, where his parents, who had been born in France, ran a prosperous trading business. At the age of eleven, Pissaro was sent to Savary, a boarding school near Paris, where drawing was among the subjects he was taught. In 1851 he became acquainted with the young painter Fritz Melbye on St. Thomas and decided to go to Venezuela, where he remained until 1854, working hard on drawing. In 1855 he returned to Paris, where he became a pupil of the marine painter Anton Melbye. Boulevard Montmartre, effet de nuit Avenue de l'Opera, Place du Theatre Boulevard Montmartre, morning, cloudy weather The Chestnut Trees at Osny