Camille Pissarro



Pissarro's Timeline

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Written by Peter Imialek


1830 (birth) - Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro is born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, on July 10th to Rachel Manzana-Pomié and Abraham Gabriel Pissaro, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew.

1842 (age 12) - Pissarro leaves St. Thomas to attending a boarding school in Paris.

1852 (age 22) - Pissaro travels to Venezuela with the Danish artish Fritz Melbye.

1855 (age 25) - Pissaro leaves once again for Paris, where he studies at a number of academic institutions (such as École des Beaux-Arts and Académie Suisse) and under a number of masters (such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Charles-François Daubigny).

1870 (age 40) - The Franco-Prussian War forces Pissarro to flee his home in Louveciennes.

1871 (age 41) - Upon returning to Louveciennes, Pissaro finds his his house has been completely destroyed by Prussian soldiers. Pissarro decides to take refuge with his family in London.

1893 (age 43) - Galley Durand-Ruel in Paris organizes a major exhibition of 46 of Pissarro's works along with 55 others by Anotnio de La Gandara.

1903 (age 73) - Pissarro dies in Éragny-sur-Epte on November 12 and is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. During his lifetime, he sold few of his paintings. Today they sell in the range of $3 to 5 million.

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