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Posted by admin on November 18, 2013



Pissarro’s Places Uncovers Intriguing/Puzzling Details Often Overlooked in The Paintings Of Camille Pissarro

PISSARRO’S PLACES examines the seemingly simple landscapes painted by Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, revealing baffling details and futuristic elements. Best known for the villages, fields and rivers he painted in Pontoise and Louveciennes (towns near Paris), he also created series of urban paintings in Paris, Rouen, Dieppe, Le Havre, and London and virtually reinvented the cityscape. Much more than just pretty Impressionist pictures, his paintings often portray complex geometrical composition and radical juxtaposition that foreshadows abstract art.

PISSARRO’S PLACES includes chapters for each of the major locations painted by Pissarro and 35 color reproductions of his work along with commentary. Photographs of Pissarro and his family along with historic postcards are shown with current photographs of the same places.

“I thought I knew every nook and cranny of Pissarro’s varied relations throughout the world, but you’ve just taught us there are many places we had missed, so many details we had not seen,” said Joachim Pissarro, great-grandson of Camille Pissarro, Professor of Art History at Hunter College, and Adjunct Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, who provided the Foreword.

Ann Saul, the author of PISSARRO’S PLACES, traveled to all the places the artist painted (except Venezuela). A professional writer, Ann was Guide at Philadelphia Museum of Art,  Docent at Terra Foundation Museum of American Art (Chicago), and  Volunteer at the Art Institute of Chicago. She lectures on Pissarro in France and the US. She has given presentations on her book at the American Library in Paris and has lectures scheduled at the Newberry Research Library (Chicago) and OLLI at Temple University in Philadelphia.

International recognition includes the choice of PISSARRO’S PLACES as the only English-language official publication of the Normandie Impressioniste Festival 2013. When the monographic exhibition PISSARRO opened in Madrid, PISSARRO’S PLACES was selected by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza to be sold in their bookstore.  It will also be sold at the CaixaForum in Barcelona when the exhibition moves there in October.

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


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Ann Saul