Lucien Pissarro [ 1863 - 1944 ]


In 1904 he started exhibiting with the New English Art Club, which is where he first met Sickert. A reviewer would write of Pissarro’s work in 1912 that his landscapes ‘have nothing to distinguish them from the commonplace, except the fact that they make one want to take a walk in them – and that is everything.’ He went on to be a founder member of the Camden Town Group, and as Sickert would write in 1914, Pissarro held ‘the exceptional position at once of an original talent, and of the pupil of his father, the authoritative depository of a mass of inherited knowledge and experience, [he] has certainly served as a guide, or, let us say, a dictionary of theory and practice on the road we have elected to travel.’