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Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

Like all second-generation Pissarro artists, Georges Henri ‘Manzana’ Pissarro initially worked under a pseudonym. Born in 1871, Manzana was the third of Camille Pissarro’s seven children, adopting the name ‘Manzana’ in 1894 after the maiden name of his maternal grandmother. It was not until around 1910, to honour his deceased father, that he employed his family name when signing his work.

Manzana studied with his father from an early age and spent his formative years surrounded by the distinguished artists associated with the Impressionist movement – Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin – who frequented the Pissarro home in Éragny. At his father's side he learnt not only to handle brush and pencil but also to observe nature and its changing qualities.

Subjected to rich and diverse influences, Manzana became a prolific and versatile artist, working with oil, pastel and watercolour as well as etchings, lithography and stencils. As a young man he adopted his father's purely Impressionist style and produced a series of landscapes around Éragny. He exhibited Impressionist works at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Indépendants, as well as Durand Ruel and Druet galleries in Paris in the early 1900s.

In 1906 his work began to evolve. Inspired by Dr Mardus’ French translation of ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, Manzana embarked on a grand project to publish his own illustrated version of these magical tales. This pulled Manzana into the umbrella of the decorative arts movement where he flourished creating tapestries, glassware, furniture, ceramics and metal work, all inspired by Orientalism and often incorporating gold, silver and copper paint. In 1907 he had his first exhibition of decorative works at Vollard but it was the 1914 exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris that catapulted his career to fame. Here he exhibited 311 works including tapestries, carpets, furniture, glassware, decorative paintings, etchings and lithographs.

The subsequent years were filled with bright ideas, gilded costumes and a glittering lifestyle as Manzana navigated the 20s and 30s between Les Andelys and Paris, spending many summers in Brittany. These culminated in a series of colourful yet delicate new works which Manzana exhibited prolifically. When war broke out in 1939 Manzana moved with his family to Casablanca, where he remained until 1947. Manzana was married and widowed three times. The last years of his life were spent in Menton with his son Félix who was also an accomplished artist, there Manzana returned to the Impressionist tradition of his early years, painting the serene landscapes that surrounded him.
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  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Péniches sur la Seine

    Oil on canvas
    54 x 65 cm (21 ¼ x 25 ½ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, G. Manzana 1902
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Toits Rouges à Menton

    Oil on board
    40 x 56.5 cm (15 ¾ x 21 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 1953
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Vue de la Fenêtre de l'Artiste, Menton Carei sous la Neige

    Oil on board
    45.8 x 54.8 cm (18 x 21 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Manzana Pissarro 1955
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    L’Orientale à la Mandoline

    Mixed media with gold on paper
    31.5 x 41.5 cm (12 ⅜ x 16 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Récolte des Pommes

    Mixed media on paper, laid on board
    44.5 x 55 cm (17 ½ x 21 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1906
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Femmes au Paon

    Mixed media with gouache, gold and silver highlights and charcoal on paper
    22.5 x 29.5 cm (8 ⁷/₈ x 11 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana-Pissarro.
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Scène Orientaliste, Deux Femmes Assises et Dindons

    Oil and gold on canvas
    60.3 x 81.2 cm (23³/₄ x 32 inches)
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Woman with a White Veil

    Mixed media with gold and silver on board, laid on canvas
    59.5 x 34.5 cm (23 ⅜ x 13 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
    Executed circa 1915
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Deux Baigneuses dans un Paysage

    Oil on canvas
    38 x 46 cm (15 x 18 ⅛ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 55
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Bathers

    Oil on panel
    47 x 38 cm (18 ½ x 15 inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Baigneurs sur la riviere

    Gouache on paper
    30 x 38 cm (11 ³/₄ x 15 inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1950
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Oriental Dancer

    Mixed media with gold and silver on paper
    52 x 36 cm (20 ¹/₂ x 14 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Les Baigneuses

    Colour stone lithograph
    44 x 35 cm (17  ⅜ x 13 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
    Executed circa 1915 
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Elégante au Châle Rose

    Mixed media with gold, silver and charcoal on paper
    48.5 x 31.5 cm (19 ⅛ x 12 ⅜ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1913
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    La Plage aux Andelys

    Oil on board
    23.7 x 32.9 cm (9 ⅓ x 13 inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Le Chemin à l’Annonciade (Menton)

    Oil on board
    55 x 46 cm (21 ⁵/₈ x 18 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1950s
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Brume et Soleil du Matin (The Seine at Les Andelys)

    Oil on board
    38 x 54.8 cm (15 x 21 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro
    Titled and signed on the reverse
    Executed circa late 1920s
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    River landscape with two Breton women

    Pastel on paper
    26 x 42.5 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 16 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed with estate stamp lower right
    Executed circa 1930
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Cat and Cockerel

    Oil and gold on panel
    65 x 94 cm (25 ⁵/₈ x 37 inches)
    Signed and dated, Manzana Pissarro 1925
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Rabbit with Four Baby Rabbits

    Pochoir
    32 x 48 cm (12 ⅝ x 18 ⅞ inches)
    Stamped signature lower left
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Poisson d'Or

    Oil and enamel paint on panel
    32.5 x 41 cm (12 ³/₄ x 16 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Fish

    Pochoir
    24.3 x 42 cm (9⁵/₈ x 16¹/₂ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp Manzana Pissarro and numbered upper left 40/100
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Two Turkeys

    Pochoir
    42 x 59.5 cm (16 ½ x 23 ⅜ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp, lower left
    Numbered 1/25
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Three Hens

    Pochoir
    31.8 x 48.3 cm (12 ½ x 19 inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp and épreuve d'état
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Cou Cou nu et ses poules

    Oil on panel
    62 x 65 cm (24 ³/₈ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1935
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Three Cockrels

  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Le Pékinois

    Charcoal on paper
    41 x 49 cm (16 ¹/₈ x 19 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower centre Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Singing Rooster

    Colour crayon and pencil on paper
    22 x 16 cm (8 ⅝ x 6 ¼ inches)
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Wild Ducks

    Charcoal and pastel on paper
    46 x 62 cm (18 ⅛ x 24 ⅜ inches)
    Estate stamp lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Jeune Femme de Dos au Zèbre

  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Girl & Zebras

    Charcoal on paper
    51 x 64.5 cm (20 ⅛ x 25 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Les Adolescentes Sakuntala et Anousouya

    Black ink on paper
    20.5 x 13.3 cm (8 ¹/₈ x 5 ¹/₄ inches)
    Titled and signed lower left, Manzana
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Menaka au bain

    Pencil on paper
    25.5 x 18.3 cm (10 x 7 ¹/₄ inches)
    Titled lower left, signed Manzana, lower right
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Bathers with Swans

    Pencil on paper
    20.5 x 26.8 cm (8 ¹/₈ x 10 ¹/₂ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Deux Nues Orientales

    Pencil on tracing paper
    26 x 18.5 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 7 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed with studio stamp lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Study for the Moroccan Woman with Girl

    Coloured pencil on paper
    10.3 x 16.7 cm (4 x 6 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed with studio stamp lower right Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1940
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Les Femmes Turques (Repos sur l'Herbe)

    Monotype
    22 x 16 cm (8 ⅝ x 6 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
    Inscribed and dated lower left Les Femmes Turques (Repos sur l'Herbe) 1906, 2ème état
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Two Figures by the Sea

    Colour crayon and pencil on paper
    20.3 x 26 cm (8 x 10 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Port Scene in Brittany

    Charcoal on artist's board
    50 x 66 cm (19 ³/₄ x 26 inches)
    Signed on the reverse
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Issy, France

    Charcoal and coloured crayon on paper
    20.4 x 25 cm (8 x 9 ⅞ inches) 
    Signed lower right Manzana and inscribed lower left Issy
    Executed circa 1890      
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Deux Bretonnes

    Pastel on paper
    26.5 x 34.6 cm (10 ⅜ x 13 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1930
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Sleeping Cat

    Pastel on paper
    23 x 22 cm (9 x 8 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Octobre 1944 Casablanca, Manzana
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Decorative Squirrel Design

    Pencil and watercolour on paper
    45.4 x 32.4 cm (17 ⁷/₈ x 12 ³/₄)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Madane la Dinde et Monsieur Cochon

    Watercolour and colour crayon on paper
    28.8 x 22.5 cm (11 ³/₈ x 8 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana and titled lower left
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Young Woman with her Chin in her Hand

    Charcoal on paper
    18.5 x 12.5 cm (7 ¹/₄ x 4 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Stamped lower right Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Arab Market's Scene

    Pencil on brown paper
    17.7 x 26.7 cm (7 x 10 ½ inches)
    Signed with studio stamp lower left
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Femmes Orientales

    Watercolour on paper
    26 x 20 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 7 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Fille au Pigeon

    Etching & aquatint
    36 x 13.8 cm (14 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ inches)
    Signed lower left
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Jeune Femme Orientale

    Charcoal on paper
    47 x 31 cm (18 ½ x 12 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana
    Executed circa 1915
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    La Bergère Turque

    Etching
    33.5 x 27 cm (13 ¼ x 10 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro, titled and inscribed lower right, État Définitif
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Femme en Costume Oriental

    Pastel on paper
    31.5 x 23.6 cm (12 ⅜ x 9 ¼ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp lower left
    Executed circa 1925
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Oriental Woman

    Charcoal
    48 x 32 cm (18 ⅞ x 12 ⅝ inches)
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

    Country Path with Red Roofs

    Coloured crayon, pencil and charcoal on paper
    32 x 24 cm (12 ⅝ x 9 ½ inches)
    Signed with Estate Stamp lower right

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