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Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

Georges Henri Pissarro, better known as “Manzana”, was born in Louveciennes, the third of Camille Pissarro and Julie Vellay’s seven children. Like all second generation Pissarro artists, Georges initially worked under a pseudonym. In 1894 he adopted "Manzana", the family name of his maternal grandmother. It was not until 1910, out of respect to his then deceased father, that he employed his own family name when signing his work.

Manzana studied with his father from a very early age and, like Lucien, spent his formative years surrounded by distinguished artists of the Impressionist movement – Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and Gauguin – who frequented the Pissarro home. At his father's side he learnt not only to handle brush and pencil but also to observe and to love nature.

Steeped in tradition and subjected to diverse influences, Manzana became a prolific and versatile artist, producing works in oil, pastel and watercolour. As a young man, he adopted his father's purely Impressionist style and produced a series of landscapes around Pontoise and Eragny. However, around 1906, he progressed beyond his roots and went in search of a means of expression via furniture design and decorative objects. Gauguin's exotic native scenes from Tahiti and Martinique influenced Manzana's Orientalism, manifesting in works incorporating gold, silver and copper paint.

During the early 1900s, Manzana exhibited Impressionist works at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Indépendents, as well as Durand Ruel and Druet in Paris. In 1907, he had his first exhibition of decorative works at Vollard. It was in 1914, however, that he had the most important exhibition of his career at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, where he exhibited 311 works including tapestries, carpets, furniture, glassware, decorative paintings, etchings and lithographs.

Manzana continued to exhibit work regularly until the late 1930s, splitting his time between Les Andelys and Paris. He also spent several summers at Pont Aven in Brittany, where the local costume and lifestyle inspired a series of paintings in the 1930s. At the declaration of war in 1939, Manzana moved with his family to Casablanca, where he stayed until 1947.

Manzana was married and widowed three times. He spent the last years of his life with Félix, his youngest brother who was also an accomplished artist, in Menton, returning to the Impressionist tradition and painting the local landscape.
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  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Baigneuses Arabes Oil on board
    50.2 x 49.5 cm (19 ¾ x 19 ½ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Le Pont de St. Cloud Oil on canvas
    64.8 x 59.4 cm (25 ½ x 23 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower right, G.Manzana
  • 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) Femme Mettant son Bas Oil on canvas
    100 x 56 cm (39 ⅜ x 22 inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, G. Manzana 1905
  • 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) The Lane of Poplars, Moret-sur-Loing Oil on canvas
    65 x 54.5 cm (25 ⅝ x 21 ½ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana 1902
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Landscape Mixed media with gold and silver on board
    29.5 x 39.5 cm (11 ⅝ x 12 ½ inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Pêcheuse Oil on board
    65 x 54 cm (25 ⅝ x 21 ¼ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 1956

  • 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
    Executed circa late 1920s
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) La Belle Orientale Mixed media with gold and silver
    48.1 x 62 cm (18 ⅞ x 24 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Les Mille et une Nuits Tempera and gold paint on canvas
    Folding Screen with four panels
    150 cm x 2 m (59 x 78 ¾ inches)
    Signed on the bottom of the left sheet
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Bretonne à la Vache Oil on panel
    54 x 65 (21 ¹/₄ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1929 Pissarro
    Inscribed lower left, Pont Aven
  • 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) 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) Bathers Oil on panel
    47 x 38 cm (18 ½ x 15 inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
  • 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) Woman Seated on a Riverbank Gouache on paper
    31 x 24 cm (12 ¼ x 9 ½ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1925
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) L'Espagnole Pastel with gold and silver on paper
    46 x 30 cm (18 ⅛ x 11 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Portrait de Femme sur Fond de Paysage et de Roses Oil on canvas
    65 x 54 cm (25 ⅝ x 21 ¼ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 1926
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Moroccan Bride Dry pastel and gold on paper laid on mansonite
    41.4 x 30.3 cm (16 ¼ x 11 ⅞ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp lower right
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) In the Exotic Garden Oil on board
    80 x 50 cm (31 ½ x 19 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 1952
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) La Promenade Charcoal and pastel on paper
    49.5 x 63.5 cm (19 ⅜ x 25 inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Avant le Mariage Oil on board
    80 x 50 cm (13 ½ x 19 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 1952
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Landscape with Wild Boar Mixed media with gold & silver on paper
    29.7 x 45.7 cm (11 ¾ x 18 inches)
    Signed lower left, 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) 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) La Bergère Turque (The Shepherdess) Etching
    33.5 x 27 cm (13 ¼ x 10 ¾ inches)
    Signed and inscribed
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Woman Sitting under a Tree Charcoal and pastel on paper
    33 x 23.5 cm (13 x 9 ¼ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp lower right
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Poisson Gouache and watercolour with gold & silver on paper
    52 x 62.5 cm (20 ½ x 24 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated Manzana Pissarro 1928
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Three Ducks Pochoir
    28.2 x 44 cm (11 ⅛ x 17 ¼ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp and numbered 2/100
  • 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) Peacock Pochoir
    31 x 49 cm (12 ¼ x 19 ¼ inches)
    Signed & numbered lower left, Manzana Pissarro 61/100
  • 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) Singing Rooster Colour crayon and pencil on paper
    22 x 16 cm (8 ⅝ x 6 ¼ inches)
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Guinea Pigs Charcoal on paper
    8 x 36 cm (3 ⅛ x 14 ⅛ inches)
    Stamped signature lower left
  • 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
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