Camille Pissarro "Boulevard Montmartre" 1897 Art Print/Matted

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Camille Pissarro ( 1830 – 1903), was the GrandMaster or the Grandfather of the Impressionists. As a young man he had major social issues to contend with, having Jewish/Creole background, in polite French society. Early on he befriended two great painters in his youth, Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste Corot. After the Prussian-Franco War in 1870 he found all of his work destroyed and had to begin again.

In 1873 he helped establish a collective society of fifteen aspiring artists, becoming the pivotal figure in holding the group together. Cezanne said "he was a father for me. A man to consult and a little like the good Lord," and he was also one of Gauguin's masters. Renoir referred to his work as revolutionary, "through his artistic portrayals of the common man", as Pissarro insisted on painting individuals in natural settings without artifice or grandeur.

Pissarro is the only artist to have shown his work at all eight Paris Impressionist exhibitions, from 1874 to 1886. He "acted as a father figure not only to the Impressionists" but to all four of the major Post-Impressionists, including Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

In his later years, Pissarro suffered from a recurring eye infection that prevented him from working outdoors during much of the year. As a result of this disability, he often painted while looking out the window of a hotel room.

"Boulevard Montmartre", (morning with cloudy weather), painted in 1897 was one of these paintings from one of the windows of the Grand Hotel de Russie. He loved the hustle and bustle of the Parisian boulevard and in fact painted a series of fourteen.

Unopened plastic covering and matted for easy framing. Fits on standard 11x14 frame.

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Matt: 11" x 14" Image: 4 1/2" x 7"

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