Born in 1878, Ludovic-Rodo was one of the numerous offspring of Camille’s, of which five boys became artists in their own right, constituting the second generation of the Pissarro dynasty of artists. Grown in the extraordinary milieu of the artistic post-Commune Paris, he carved himself his niche in the firmament of Parisian art. An early resident of Montmartre, an anarchist and a pacifist, exposed since birth to the most interesting and advanced artistic inflences of the age, he developed his individual style, which¬† is easily distinguishable from the ones of his siblings Lucien, Gerges Manzana, Felix and Paulemile. At an early age, he formed a close bond of the pupil-master type with that great minor Impressionist, Maximilien Luce, who remains a gentle, stable influence throughout Ludovic-Rodo’s work. Refusing to take part in the Great War, he moved to England where he painted delicious landscapes and contributed graphics of anti-war subjects to several subversive publications. He also married Fernande Perrinet there, at Brentford in 1914. The union had no issue.¬† Returning to France, he remained assiduous frequenter of Cabarets and cafes in Paris, but found a property in Normandy, in the picturesque small town of Les Andelys, and spent ever increasing parts of his life there. He co-wrote with the scholar Lionello Venturi the catalogue raisonne’ of his father Camille work, and never stopped painting and drawing He died in 1952.

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