Lucien Pissarro was a French born Neo-Impressionist painter that spent much of his life living in England as a British citizen. Employing short brushstrokes and a muted palette, Pissarro created light-filled depictions of the British countryside and stunning portraits.
Pissarro was born in Paris on 20th February 1863, son of the Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro. He studied with his father, and had amongst his influences, Georges Seurat, Claude Monet, and Paul Cezanne, inter alia. He settled in Chiswick, west London in London in 1892, when he married Esther, with whom he founded the Eragny Press, publishing thirty two illustrated books of the highest quality (including Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ & John Milton’s ‘Areopagitica’), after meeting a near neighbour, the founder of the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris, and seeing the works of his Kelmscott Press. Lucien, along with Walter Sickert, founded of the Camden Town Group of Artists, and prime movers in the New English Arts Club. Benezit, (Editions Gr?nd, 1975) records Lucien as a painter, engraver and producing wood block lithographs. His works are exhibited in England at the Tate Gallery, the Manchester Fine Art Museum and the Birmingham Museum. He died in Somerset, Avon in 1944.