The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will debut on Friday, March 19 and run through Saturday, May 15, 2021. It will also be available for viewing online. The show will highlight a collection of twenty-five significant works from five generations of Pissarro family artists. It will feature a wide range of styles, media, and subjects, including Impressionist masterpieces by Camille Pissarro and contemporary canvases of the current generation.
“This exhibition allows us to showcase not only Camille Pissarro’s impact on art history, but also his influence on the various talented painters within his own family,” said curator Rebecca Rau. “When I met Camille’s great great great-granddaughter Lyora Pissarro, she explained that her chosen profession, painting, is quite unoriginal given the family’s history! I felt an immediate affinity, being a fourth-generation art and antique dealer.”
Counted among the most respected artists of the nineteenth-century, Camille Pissarro was widely considered the father of Impressionism. Five generations of talented painters have sprung from the Pissarro lineage, from Camille and his sons to their descendants, including Lélia and Lyora who continue to create.