ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Camille Pissarro

By Grace Day

Finishing off October’s Artist Spotlight, Camille Pissarro was a prolific Danish-French painter that made important contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro was even credited as being the inventor of the Impressionist painting. His use of natural light, small brush strokes and unusual visual angles made him an inspiration to artists all throughout history.

Pissarro often painted outdoors and found the French countryside “picturesque” and worthy of being painted. While others would start their paintings outdoors and would then finish them later in a studio, Pissarro preferred to start and finish his paintings outdoors and often in one sitting. He aimed to highlight the ever-changing light, colors and shadows in a landscape. 

His commitment to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movement throughout his career is what cemented his spot in history. And while these cool, golden days are coming to an end there is always something better around the corner!

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