Pissarro, Lucien (1863-1944) by Scholes, Robert

Lucien Pissarro (1863 – 1944) He was born in Paris and taught by his father, the Impressionist . He met in 1885, and, a bit later, , the founder of neo-impressionism. He became a devoted pointilliste and exhibited his paintings with this groupe at Exposition de la Société des Indépendants and Les XX at Brusselles. He became interested in engraving and book illustration. In 1890 he moved to London, married Esther Benusan (in 1892) and became a member of the Camden Town Painters, forging an important link between the French Impressionists and early 20th century British painters. He founded the Eragny Press in England in 1894. At this time he abandoned pointillisme and concentrated on engraving, but he returned to landscape painting from time to time. Camille Pissarro Paul Signac Georges Seurat

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