LONDON.- Stern Pissarro Gallery
is presenting Camille Pissarro: Works from the Gallery Collection, an exhibition featuring over forty works by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro. The show is a rich presentation of pieces, including paintings, gouaches, watercolours, pastels, drawings and etchings, which together encapsulate his most iconic subjects.
Amongst the various highlights for this exhibition is a set of early works on paper from the Venezuelan period, along with a pair of pointillist paintings from 1888, by Camille Pissarro and his eldest son Lucien, which are rarely seen side by side. In addition to this, other highlights include a stunning Impressionist snow scene from 1885, and an array of oil paintings, which are being brought together to demonstrate some of the best works from the heights of Pissarros career.
Acting as a mini retrospective, this exhibition documents the life and work of Pissarro (1830 1903), the man often identified as the 'unifying spirit' of the Impressionist group. His career influenced not only his own generation of fellow artists, including Gauguin and Cézanne, but was essential in shaping the concept of art as we know it today. As the only artist to exhibit in all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions, his impact upon Impressionism and Post-Impressionism cannot be overstated. Today, he is revered as one of the most significant figures within the canon of modern art.
Co-owned by David Stern and Lélia Pissarro, the great-granddaughter of Camille Pissarro, the Stern Pissarro Gallery specialises in works by Camille Pissarro and Pissarro descendants. The gallery has handled hundreds of works by Pissarro and this is the second exhibition dedicated solely to Camille Pissarro, with the first St Thomas to Paris, taking place in in 2003 to mark the centenary of his death. In a museum exhibition one can only admire the work of Pissarro, but in this unique gallery show, works are available for purchase, with prices ranging from the low thousands into seven figures.