Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was a Danish- French artist, best known for his Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist landscapes. In addition to his iconic oil paintings, Pissarro created a large portfolio of prints, including etchings, aquatints and lithographs.
(Landscape) Paysage a Rouen: Cote Sainte Catherine. Etching. 1883
Women Bathing in the Shade of Wooded Banks. 1894. Lithograph
The Metropolitan Museum of Art notes that of all of the Impressionists, Pissarro was the most devoted to printmaking. Pissarro was influenced by Degas, who produced and printed many graphic works. Like Degas, Pissarro purchased his own printing press so that he could experiment with the medium. In his lifetime, Pissarro created around 200 etchings and lithographs.
Church of Osny (Eglise d’Osny) Drypoint, aquatint, etching. 1885
Quai des Ménétriers à Bruges. Etching and Aquatint. 1894.
Vue de Rouen (Cours la Reine). Etching (posthumous) 1884.
While Pissarro is usually grouped with the Impressionists, his work related to the Barbizon school as well as the Neo-Impressionists, who used more scientific and calculated techniques. In addition to landscapes, Pissarro made prints of nudes such as “Femmes Nues” and the “Bathers.”