Pissarro: Father Of Impressionism

Documentary on the work and life of Camille Pissarro, the artist known as the father of Impressionism.

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Without Pissarro, no impressionism. Born in the West Indies, Camille Pissarro is known as the father of impressionism. As a young man, he found his passion for painting in Paris, where later in life he brought together a group of like-minded artists in a collective. Their first exhibition was scorned by critics, but ensured that the artists – thanks to a critical journalist – finally acquired a name: the impressionists.

Through the letters Pissarro wrote to his family, PISSARRO: FATHER OF IMPRESSIONISM provides insight into the fascinating work and life of one of the driving forces behind this popular art movement. In addition, the documentary gives an inside look at the Ashmolean Museum, a museum that has an exceptional Pissarro archive and recently dedicated a major retrospective to the artist.

David Bickerstaff, UK, 2022, 94 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.