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Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944), Painter, engraver and printer
Sitter in 2 portraits
The eldest son of the impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, Lucien Pissarro was born in Paris and studied with his father. From 1890, he lived in London, becoming a British citizen in 1916. Pissarro developed a career as an illustrator and printer; he and his wife established the Eragny Press at their home in 1894. In 1911, he was a founder member of the Camden Town Group of artists. After the Eragny Press closed in 1914, Pissarro devoted more of his time to painting. In 1919, he established the Monarro Group to represent those artists who derived inspiration from Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, the leaders of French impressionism. Pissarro's landscapes were widely admired during his lifetime.