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Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972)

Paulémile Pissarro, Camille’s youngest son, was born in Eragny in 1884. He was brought up in the artistic environment of the family home there, and, encouraged by his father, began drawing at an early age. Paulémile’s godfather was Claude Monet, who became his teacher and close friend, particularly after Camille’s death in 1903.

In 1905, Paulémile exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants for the first time, showing an Impressionist landscape entitled Bords de l’Epte à Eragny. Although his father had supported his desire to be an artist, his mother was eager for him to learn a more practical trade. In 1908, Paulémile put aside his artistic pursuits to work as an automobile mechanic and test-driver, then as a lace and textile designer, allowing him only a little time to paint. While Paulémile was still working at the lace factory, his brother, Lucien, who lived in London, asked him to send over some watercolours, and the sale of these encouraged Paulémile to leave the factory and dedicate himself to painting.

By the 1920s, Paulémile had become an established Post-Impressionist artist in his own right, sharing a studio with Kees Van Dongen and spending the summer months escaping from Paris with him and Maurice de Vlaminck. In 1924, Paulémile moved to Lyons-la-Foret, a small town near Eragny, where he painted his surroundings with great pleasure, returning again and again to the placid waters of the River Epte, winding its way among willows, meadows and hills.

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Paulémile reached the peak of his artistic development, arriving at the individual style for which he is best known. In 1930, he visited an area called Swiss Normandy and instantly fell in love with this part of the Calvados region, especially the River Orne that runs through the valley adjacent to the villages of Clécy and le Vey. The combination of blue hills and green meadows, separated by the calm waters of the river, offered Paulémile a new setting for his work. Paulémile moved in 1935 with his second wife, Yvonne Beaupel, to Clécy, where he would remain until his death.

In 1967, Paulémile had his first one-man show in the United States at Wally Findlay Galleries in New York. This led to widespread recognition and a degree of professional success that few Pissarro artists have known during their lifetime. Since his death in 1972, Paulémile’s paintings have been exhibited around the world, and interest in his work continues to grow.
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  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Lyons-la-Forêt Oil on canvas
    54.2 x 65.2 cm (21 ³/₈ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro.1928
    Signed again and titled on the stretcher
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) La Fonte des Neiges Oil on canvas
    46 x 55 cm (18 ¹/₈ x 21 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Paulémile.Pissarro. Signed again and titled on the reverse
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Neige à Clécy Oil on canvas
    46 x 55 cm (18 ⅛ x 21 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro and titled on the reverse
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) L'Orne en Septembre Oil on canvas
    46.1 x 60.2 cm (18 ¹/₈ x 23 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro-
    Signed and titled on the reverse twice
    Executed circa 1950
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) La Mare aux Biches, Lyons-la-Forêt Oil on canvas
    55.3 x 46.2 cm (21 ³/₄ x 18 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile.Pissarro
    Signed and inscribed on the reverse, La Mare aux biches Lyons la forêt Paulémile. Pissarro
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Brume Matinale Oil on canvas
    59.7 x 72.8 cm (23 ¹/₂ x 28 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro.
    Executed circa 1940
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Le Pain de Sucre Oil on canvas
    73 x 92 cm (28 ¾ x 36 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro
    Executed circa 1930
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) La Rivière Oil on canvas
    92 x 73 cm (36 ¼ x 28 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Paulémile Pissarro 1932
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) L'Arbre Penché Oil on canvas
    50 x 65 cm (19 ⅝ x 25 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro
    Executed circa 1940
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Montagnes au Bord d'une Rivière Oil on canvas
    54 x 65 cm (21 ¹/₄ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro.
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Cantepie en Avril Oil on canvas
    65 x 54 cm (25 ⅝ x 21 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) La Sarthe Oil on canvas
    46 x 55 cm (18 ¹/₈ x 21 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro; titled on the reverse
    Executed circa the 1940s
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Port en Bessin, Calvados Oil on canvas
    45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 inches)
    Signed lower left Paulémile Pissarro
    Executed circa 1950
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) L'Abreuvoir Oil on canvas
    66 x 92 cm (26 x 36 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro
    Executed circa 1950s
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) La Maison Normande au Bord du Ruisseau Oil on canvas
    65.5 x 81.5 cm (25 ¾ x 32 ⅛ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile Pissarro
     
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Geneviève Oil on canvas
    73 x 60 cm (28 ¾ x 23 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated upper left, Paulémile Pissarro 1929
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Les Trois Vaches au bord de La Lieure à Lyons-la-Forêt Oil on canvas
    55 x 46 cm (21 ⅝ x 18 ⅛ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro 1927
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Personnages le Long de l'Eure Oil on canvas
    46.2 x 61.4 cm (18 ¹/₄ x 24 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile
    Executed circa 1925
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Les Pierres dans l'Orne Oil on canvas
    55 x 46 cm (21 ⁵/₈ x 18 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Une Femme Gambadant Watercolour on paper
    24.9 x 17.4 cm (9 ³/₄ x 6 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower middle-left Paulémile Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) House with Garden and Lake Watercolour and pencil on paper
    31.5 x 48.2 cm (12 ³/₈ x 19 inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro
    Executed circa 1940s
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) L'Église de Lyons Watercolour and pencil on paper
    48.2 x 31.5 cm (19 x 12 ³/₈ inches)
    Signed, Paulémile-Pissarro, dated, 1927 and titled lower left
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Paysage Graphite on paper
    32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower middle, Paulémile-Pissarro-
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 32 - Page 57 32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower middle-left, Paulémile-Pissarro-
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Village au bord d l'Eau Graphite on paper
    32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Moulin Vardon près Gournay Graphite on paper
    32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-, and titled lower left 
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 32 - Page 61 St-Léonard-des-Bois Graphite on paper
    32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro-, and titled lower right
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 32 - Page 63 St-Léonard-des- Bois Graphite on paper
    32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro-, and titled lower right
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) La Côte Normande Charcoal on paper
    13.3 x 19.8 cm (5 ¹/₄ x 7 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Paysage Charcoal on paper
    13.3 x 19.8 cm (5 ¹/₄ x 7 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Carte de l'Europe Graphite on paper
    12.9 x 20 cm (5 ¹/₈ x 7 ⁷/₈ inches)
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 19 - Page 7 Femme au Champ Graphite on paper
    12.9 x 20 cm (5 x 7 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Le Ramassage des Foins Graphite on paper
    12.9 x 20 cm (5 ¹/₈ x 7 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Figures de Profil Pencil on paper
    12.9 x 20 cm (5 ¹/₈ x 7 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Au Bord de l'Orne Ink on paper
    10.8 x 19.4 cm (4 ¹/₄ x 7 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Bois de Boulogne Graphite on paper
    32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-, and titled lower left
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Pêcheur sur l'Orne à Clécy Graphite on paper
    20.2 x 27 cm (8 x 10 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 31 - Page 37 Graphite on paper
    20.2 x 27 cm (8 x 10 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro- and dated upper left
    Executed in 1951
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Yvonne Jouant au Tennis Graphite on paper
    20.2 x 27 cm (8 x 10 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 31 - Page 21 Graphite and charcoal on paper
    20.2 x 27 cm (8 x 10 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 31 - Page 25 Graphite on paper
    20.3 x 27 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 8 inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Hommes Pagayant Graphite and charcoal on paper
    27 x 20.3 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 8 inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 31 - Page 29 Graphite and charcoal on paper
    27 x 20.2 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 8 inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) P.07 Sketchbook Ink on paper
    22.6 x 30.9 cm (8 ⁷/₈ x 12 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Paysage Pencil on paper
    12.1 x 19.1 cm (4 ³/₄ x 7 ¹/₂ inches)
    Signed lower left Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Sketchbook 32 - Page 51 Yvonne 1934 Coloured pencil and pencil on paper
    32 x 23.5 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed middle, Paulémile-Pissarro, and titled middle
    Executed circa 1934
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Etude de Poules Ink on paper
    23 x 31 cm (9 " x 12 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed with estate stamp lower left
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Bord de rivière Charcoal on paper
    20 x 26.5 cm (7 ⁷/₈ x 10 ³/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Vue d'une Forêt Charcoal on paper
    32 x 14 cm (12 ⁵/₈ x 5 ¹/₂ inches)
    Signed lower middle-left, Paulémile Pissarro
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Chaumière à Cantepie (Calvados) Etching
    19.5 x 24.3 cm (7 ⅝ x 9 ⅝ inches)
    Signed Paulémile-Pissarro, numbered 38/50 and titled lower left; signed again lower right
     
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Etude de Chiens Ink on paper
    23 x 31 cm (9 x 12 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed with estate stamp lower left
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Camille Pissarro – d’après le plâtre de Polin Etching
    20.4 x 16.5 cm (8 x 6 ¹/₂ inches)
    Titled lower left and numbered, 72 etat, no. 1
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Le Village de Landel Etching
    17.2 x 23.7 cm (6 ¾ x 9 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile-Pissarro and numbered lower left, 2e etat No 1

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