About the Artist:
Paul-Émile Pissarro (1884-1972), was a French painter and print maker. He was the fifth and youngest son of Camille Pissarro and was bought up in the artistic environment of the family home. Encouraged by his father, Paul-Émile began drawing at an early age. His godfather, Claude Monet, became his teacher and close friend after Camille’s death in 1903.
By the 1920s, Paul-Émile had become an established Post Impressionist artist in his own right, sharing a studio with Kees Van Dongen and spending the summer months escaping from Paris with him and Maurice de Vlaminck. He also began to explore printmaking, producing wood-engravings and etchings.
Paul-Émile Pissarro eventually moved to Lyons-la-Foret, and later moved to Clécy. Here he painted his surroundings with great pleasure, especially the landscape reflections off of the calm waters of the River Epte and the river Orne, each winding its way among willows, blue hills and green meadows. Paul-Émile Pissarro remained living and painting here until his death. [DES-02/16]