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Lucien Pissarro
Date: French painter, printmaker, and typographical designer, 1863–1944, active in England
Biography: The oldest of seven children of the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro and his wife Julie. He studied with his father, and was influenced by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Pissarro’s landscape paintings employ techniques of Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism, but he also exhibited with Les XX. Apart from his landscapes he painted a few still lifes and family portraits.

Until 1890 he worked in France, but thereafter was based in Britain. In 1886 he exhibited at the last of the Impressionist exhibitions. From 1886 to 1894 he exhibited with the Salon des Independents. He first visited Britain in 1870-1 during the Franco-Prussian War. He returned in 1883-4, and in 1890 settled permanently in London. He met Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon, and contributed woodcuts to their Dial magazine. In 1894 he founded the Eragny Press and with his wife printed, illustrated books until 1914. Pissarro associated with Walter Sickert in Fitzroy Street, and in 1906 became a member of the New English Art Club. From 1913 to 1919 he painted landscapes of Dorset, Westmorland, Devon, Essex, Surrey and Sussex.

In 1916 Pissarro became a British citizen. While in Britain he was one of the founders of the Camden Town Group of artists. In 1919 he formed the Monarro Group with J.B. Manson as the London Secretary and Théo van Rysselberghe as the Paris secretary, aiming to show artists inspired by Impressionist painters, Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. From 1922 to 1937 he painted regularly in the south of France, interspersed with painting expeditions to Derbyshire, south Wales and Essex. From 1934 to 1944 he exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. He died on 10 July 1944, in Dorset.

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