French-Danish painter Camille Pissarro is known for his Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. He was known as a father figure to the Post-Impressionists, and Gauguin, Cezanne, Renoir and Van Gogh were all influenced by his work. Pissarro was born on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas. He studied for a time in France but decided not to enter the family business and moved to Venezuela to study and paint. Pissarro returned to Paris to study at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts where he met and was influenced by the work of Jean-Baptiste Corot, Gustave Courbet and Jean-Francois Millet. He started to paint in the open air in the countryside outside Paris, and studied at the Academy Suisse, where he met the younger artists Monet and Cezanne. In London Pissarro met Paul Durand-Ruel, the well know art dealer, who sold Pissarro’s work for most of his life. Returning to Paris he found that the majority of his 1500 paintings completed over the past 20 years had been destroyed. In later life Pissarro turned to Pointillism and this technique can be seen in many of his paintings completed between 1885 and 1888. Pissarro’s paintings did not sell well whilst he was alive. However, in 2014 Pissarro’s painting Le Boulevard Montmartre sold for nearly $20 million.
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