Camille Pissarro Exhibition at Tate Gallery: Doyen of the Impressionists.
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Camille Pissarro Exhibition at Tate Gallery: Doyen of the Impressionists.

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An exhibition of oil paintings by Camille Pissarro, the great Jewish artist, who died in 1903 at the age of 73, has been opened at the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery at Millbank.

Londoners will have every opportunity this summer of acquiring a wider knowledge of the work of Camille Pissarro, the doyen of the French Impressionists, the “Telegraph” writes, for in addition to the full-dress exhibition at the Tate Gallery the Leicester Galleries have just arranged a small but most attractive exhibition of his pastels and water-colour drawings.

I had a talk with M. Lucien Pissarro, the artist’s son, and himself a well-known artist, at the Leicester Galleries, the writer says, and when I remarked on the rarity of his father’s early work, he reminded me that Camille Pissarro did not begin to paint till he was about thirty. After he had worked for ten years, the Franco-Prussian War broke out and German troops in their march upon Paris were billeted in his house and destroyed practically every picture there.

Besides Lucien Pissarro, two other sons of Camille Pissarro, Paul and Ludovic, are well-known painters, and two of his grand-daughters, Pauline and Orovida, are also artists of note.

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