Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was the only painter of the Impressionist group who participated in all eight of the historic Impressionist exhibitions held in Paris between 1874 and 1886. It was he who drafted the convention and was the principal organiser of the first exhibition. Consequently, he was regarded as a central figure of the group. He was also the most astute judge of young talent. Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Signac and Matisse all benefited from his generous encouragement and advice.
This exhibition, the largest by a major Impressionist artist ever to be held in Australia, comprises more than 100 works - approximately 65 paintings and 40 works on paper - lent by many of the foremost museums of the world.
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Camille Pissarro Peasants' houses, Eragny 1887. Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales