Posted by admin on November 18, 2013


The Book:  PISSARRO’S PLACES tells the story of Camille Pissarro in a fresh and different way—exploring the places he painted as he translated his “sensations” into brushstrokes on the canvas. Pissarro most often chose ordinary places—an apple orchard, a village street, a busy boulevard in Paris. His paintings often contain intriguing and puzzling details that foreshadow abstract art. Though he was called the “Father of Impressionism,” Pissarro was much more.

Content:  The book includes 35 color reproductions of Pissarro’s paintings with commentaries; photographs of Pissarro and his family; current photographs and historic French postcards; and a foreword provided by Joachim Pissarro, great-grandson of Camille Pissarro, Professor of Art History, Hunter College and Adjunct Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Author: Ann Saul spent more than twenty years researching the information in all of the places Pissarro painted. A professional writer, she was formerly a volunteer at Art Institute of Chicago, Docent at Terra Museum (Chicago) and Guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

International Recognition: PISSARRO’S PLACES was the only English-language book named an Official Publication of the Normandie Impressioniste Festival 2013:

PISSARRO’S PLACES, available at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza bookstore in Madrid during the exhibition PISSARRO, was used as resource material by Museum Guides.  It is available at the CaixaForum in Barcelona during the exhibition, October 2013 – January 2014.

Events:  PISSARRO’S PLACES was presented in a slide-lecture for the American Library in Paris and the UK and Commonwealth Women’s Organization, Paris to more than 80 people. Additional lectures are scheduled for Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at Temple University (Philadelphia) and Newberry Library (Chicago).

Availability:  PISSARRO’S PLACES is available at,, and on the book’s website:

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988568501
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches
Ann Saul