1863 Paris, France – 1944 Dorset, England

Lucien Pissarro was the oldest of seven children of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro and his wife Julie. He spent his formative years surrounded by his father’s fellow artists such as Claude Monet and Pierre-August Renoir who frequented the Pissarro home. He was influenced by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. He first came to London as a child with his father and family, seeking shelter from the 1870–71 Franco-Prussian War and the repression of the supporters of the Paris Commune, living at the top of the hill at Crystal Palace. He returned in 1883–84, and in 1890 settled permanently in London. He is undoubtedly a great exponent of the extraordinary dynasty of Pissarro artists, just below his father.

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