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Camille Pissarro is a French Impressionist painter, etcher and lithographer of landscapes and figures. He took part in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 and along with Edgar Degas, was the only artist to show at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions, the last of which took place in 1886.Camille Pissarro was born in 1830 in Saint Thomas in the Danish West Indies, of French parents. He Accompanied the Danish artist Fritz Melbye to Caracas 1853-5, making drawings and watercolours, then he moved to Paris in 1855 to study art. After a brief period at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, left to work at the Academie Suisse where he met Monet, Cezanne and Guillaumin. He was influenced by Corot and then by Courbet. In 1866 he settled at Pontoise. In 1872-4 he was visited by Cezanne and later to Gauguin. During these visits they would occasionally paint alongside each other from the same motif. Camille Pissarro Contributed to all six Impressionist exhibitions 1874-86, and was the most constant supporter of the group. After meeting Seurat and Signac in 1885, he began working with a Divisionist technique. He moved in 1882 from Pontoise to Osny and in 1884 settled at Eragny near Gisors (Eure). In 1883 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris. From 1893 began to paint series of views of Paris (the Boulevard Montmartre, the Pont Neuf, etc.), and also series of Rouen, Dieppe and Le Havre. He died in Paris in 1903.

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