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Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country

September 16, 2007 - February 3, 2008


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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was one of the preeminent French Impressionists and the only artist who showed his work in all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions (1874-1886). This exhibition brings together nearly 50 paintings and works on paper in New York area public and private collections that explore the motifs Pissarro found in the rural and urban locales where he traveled and lived. Growing up in the Caribbean in a Sephardic Jewish family, Pissarro later became interested in anarchism and the plight of the poor. This exhibition examines the social ideologies and aesthetic theories that concerned Pissarro during his long career, through themes such as work and leisure, retreat from city life, and transitions in time and place, as seen in his Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist works.

Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903)
The Climbing Path, L'Hermitage, Pontoise, 1875
Oil on canvas
21 1/8 x 25 3/4 in. (53.7 x 65.4 cm)
Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dikran G. Kelekian (22.60)

Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903)
The Brook at Montbuisson, Louveciennes, c. 1869
Oil on canvas
19 x 22 in. (48.3 x 55.9 cm)
Private Collection, Farmington, CT, Courtesy of Sotheby's

Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903)
The Delafolie Brickyard at √Čragny, Sunset, 1885
Oil on canvas
23 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (59 x 73 cm)
Private collection, New York

Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country is sponsored, in part, by Toll Brothers, Inc., and The Grand Marnier Foundation. Important support was also provided by The Mailman Foundation, Inc. and other generous donors.

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New York NY 10128