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Camille Pissarro, a Truly Influential Impressionist Artist

 To those that are true fans and connoisseurs of the 19th-century art movement and everything that followed it, Camille Pissarro will likely be a well-known name. Growing up and working alongside the great artists of the early 1800s, this Danish-French painter allowed himself no boundaries, contributing to impressionist art, post-impressionist art, and even in his 50s, took to the world of neo-impressionist art. 

Born in 1830 in St Thomas, an island in the Caribbean, Pissaro discovered his love for art after being sent to a French school near Paris. Though his father insisted he work for the family business, Pissarro took every chance he could to develop his art skills when he wasn't working. He went on to paint stunning landscapes and rural scenes alongside influential artists like Jean Baptiste, Camille Corot, and Jean Francis Millet. 

It was when he was in his 40s, he met and mentored young and talented artists like Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet, who considered him to be a father figure not only to them personally, but to all impressionist painters. Despite the popularity of his work waning in his final years, Pissarro is still regarded as one of the most influential impressionist artists, which led renowned art critic Emile Zola to refer to him as one of the few true painters of that era. These are some of the masterpieces he created that left the world in awe of his incredible skills and passion.

1. The Versailles Road at Louveciennes, 1869

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, The Versailles Road at Louveciennes, 1869

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

2. Two Women Chatting by the Sea, 1856 

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Two Women Chatting by the Sea, 1856

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

3. The Red Roofs, a Corner of a Village, winter effect, 1877

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, The Red Roofs, a Corner of a Village, winter effect, 1877

(Wikipedia)  

4. Pont Neuf, Afternoon, Sunlight (First Series), 1901

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Pont Neuf, Afternoon, Sunlight (First Series), 1901

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

5. Jalais Hill, Pontoise, 1867 

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Jalais Hill, Pontoise, 1867

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

6. Hay Harvest at Éragny, 1901 

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Hay Harvest at Éragny, 1901

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

7. Entrance to the village of Voisins, 1872

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Entrance to the village of Voisins, 1872

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

8. Boulevard Montmartre, Spring, 1897

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Boulevard Montmartre, Spring, 1897

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

9. The Crystal Palace, 1871

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, The Crystal Palace, 1871

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

10. The Rabbit-Warren, Côte Saint-Denis at Pontoise, Effect of Snow, 1879

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, The Rabbit-Warren, Côte Saint-Denis at Pontoise, Effect of Snow, 1879

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

11. Self Portrait, 1896

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Self Portait, 1896

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

12. Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes, 1872

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes, 1872

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

13. The Hermitage at Pontoise, 1867

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, The Hermitage at Pontoise, 1867

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

14. Place Lafayette, Rouen, 1883

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Place Lafayette, Rouen, 1883

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

15. Old Battersea Bridge / Old Chelsea Bridge, London, 1890

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Old Battersea Bridge / Old Chelsea Bridge, London, 1890

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

16. The Garden at Pontoise, 1877

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, The Garden at Pontoise, 1877

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

17. The Tuileries Gardens, 1900

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, The Tuileries Gardens, 1900

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

18. Place du Theatre-Francais, Spring, 1898

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Place du Theatre-Francais, Spring, 1898

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

19. White Frost/ Gelee blanche (Hoarfrost), 1873 

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, White Frost/ Gelee blanche (Hoarfrost), 1873

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)   

20. Pont Boieldieu in Rouen, Rainy Weather, 1896 

Best and most famous paintings by 19th century impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, Pont Boieldieu in Rouen, Rainy Weather, 1896

(By Camille Pissarro, Wikimedia Commons)  

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