Tour at Two: Camille Pissarro

  • Defined as much by his mentorship as his artistry, Camille Pissarro was the only individual to exhibit in all eight Impressionist exhibitions. He was a teacher, friend, and advocate for a large number of artists, including six of his own eight children.
  • Later in his life, eye problems made working outside difficult for Pissarro, so he adapted to painting outdoor views from hotel rooms during his travels or through the windows of his studio, like he did with this painting.
  • Pissarro painted the views from his studio windows at Éragny in all seasons and times of day. In this work, painted on an autumn morning, a single apple tree, which appears in several compositions depicting the area surrounding Pissarro’s studio, occupies a prominent position in the foreground.

CAMILLE PISSARRO, View from the Artist's Studio at Éragny, 1894; Oil on canvas; Gift of Montgomery H. W. Ritchie, 1996.2.9


  • Definido tanto por su tutoría como por su arte, Camille Pissarro fue la única persona que exhibió en las ocho exhibiciones impresionistas. Fue maestro, amigo y defensor de muchos artistas, incluidos seis de sus propios ocho hijos.
  • Al final de su vida, los problemas oculares le dificultaron el trabajo al aire libre, por lo que se adaptó a pintar vistas al aire libre desde las habitaciones de hoteles, durante sus viajes o a través de las ventanas de su estudio, como lo hizo con esta pintura.
  • Pissarro pintó las vistas desde las ventanas de su estudio en Éragny, en todas las estaciones y momentos del día. En este trabajo, pintado en una mañana de otoño, un solo manzano, que aparece en varias composiciones que representan el área que rodea el estudio de Pissarro, ocupa un lugar destacado en primer plano.

CAMILLE PISSARRO, View from the Artist's Studio at Éragny, 1894; Óleo sobre lienzo; Donación de Montgomery H. W. Ritchie, 1996.2.9

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