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Camille Pissarro was born in 1830 and died in 1903. He was a French painter, born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. He moved to Paris in 1855 and studied there with the French landscape artist Jean Baptiste Camille Corot. He later became associated with the Barbizon school. Afterwards, he came under the influence of Claude Monet and other impressionists. During the Franco German War he lived in England, where he made a study of the landscapes of Joseph Mallord Turner. On his return to France he settled in Normandy. For awhile, in the 1880's, he experimented with pointillism, the neoimpressionist style of painting with dots of color, but later returned to the impressionist school.

A painter of sunshine and the subtle effects of light, he often painted scenes of Paris, Le Havre, and London. An excellent teacher, he influenced many of his contemporary French artists, notably Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne. Pissarro's paintings are included in the collections of the Luxembourg Gallery, in Paris and many of the leading galleries of Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has his "Bather In The Woods painting.

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