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Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972)

Paulémile Pissarro, Camille Pissarro’s youngest son, was born in Éragny in 1884 where he was brought up within the creatively fertile environment of his family home and, encouraged by his father, began drawing at an early age. Paulémile’s godfather was Claude Monet, who became his teacher and legal guardian after Camille’s death in 1903.

In 1905 Paulémile exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants for the first time. Although his father had supported Paulémile’s desire to be an artist, his mother was eager for him to learn a more practical trade. Therefore in 1908 he put aside his artistic pursuits to work as an automobile mechanic and test-driver, then later as a lace and textile designer, allowing him only a limited time to paint. Paulémile only fully dedicated himself to painting following a letter from his brother Lucien in London, who wrote to invite him to take part in an exhibition held in London. Subsequent to the successful sale of a number of watercolours he had sent over, the young artist became inspired to leave the textile factory and pursue a career in art.

By the 1920s Paulémile had become an established Post-Impressionist artist in his own right, spending the summer months escaping from Paris on painting trips with fellow artists Kees Van Dongen, Raoul Dufy, Maurice de Vlaminck and André Dunoyer de Segonzac. In 1922 Paulémile purchased a house in Lyons-la-Forêt, a small village within the region of his hometown of Éragny and Giverny, where he moved in with his first wife Berthe Bennaiche. During this time, he developed a form of Cubism inspired by Paul Cézanne whom he dearly admired, creating some wonderful paintings of the river Eure and its surrounding villages. There he formed a close friendship with his neighbour, the famous Art Deco designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, who designed a stunning Art Deco studio for Paulémile adjacent to his house.

In 1930 he visited and fell in love with the Swiss Normandy area in the Calvados region, in particular the River Orne which runs through the valley adjacent to the villages of Clécy and St. Remy. The combination of rolling hills, bold meadows and the calm river weaving its way through the landscape offered Paulémile a new burst of inspiration. With his second wife Yvonne Beaupel, Paulémile eventually moved to Clécy in 1935, where he would remain for the rest of his life. Of their three children, both
H. Claude and Yvon also became artists.

With his house backing on to the river Orne, Paulémile developed a new way of working using a boat as a floating studio, where he spent countless days painting the calm waters from between the riverbanks. Here the influence of his godfather Claude Monet became apparent, particularly in Paulémile’s depiction of water, which was revolutionised by the Impressionist icon. He also applied Monet’s lessons in horticulture to the creation of an abundant garden, offering him many more motifs for his new paintings. Alongside these river landscapes, he also painted the neighbouring hay fields, various snow scenes, some interiors and still lives. The most ambitious work in his oeuvre was a fresco painted on all four walls of his own dining room, depicting the adjacent river in which he includes family members, neighbours and friends.

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 knew during their lifetime. Since his death in 1972, Paulémile remains one of the best known of Camille’s sons.
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  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972)

    Printemps

    Oil on canvas
    60.6 x 73.2 cm (23 ⁷/₈ x 28 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Paulémile.Pissarro.
    Titled on the stretcher
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972)

    Le Port de Dieppe

    Oil on canvas
    88.7 x 116.4 cm (34 ¹/₂ x 45 ¹/₂ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Paulémile Pissarro 1924
  • 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)

    Nature Morte

    Oil on canvas
    54.3 x 65.2 cm (21 ³/₈ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left, Paulémile Pissarro
    Inscribed on the reverse
    Executed circa 1945
  • 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)

    House on the river Dronne, Brantome

    Oil on canvas
    52.5 x 64 cm (20 ⁵/₈ x 25 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right, Paulémile Pissarro 1918
  • 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)

    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)

    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)

    La Riviére Ombragée, La Garette

    Oil on canvas
    65 x 54 cm (25 ⁵/₈ x 21 ¹/₄ 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)

    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)

    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)

    Deux Personnages dans un Jardin

    Watercolour on paper
    28.2 x 38.6 cm (11¹/₈ x 15¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, -Paulémile-
  • 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)

    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)

    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 Morgny-Eure

    Watercolour and black crayon on paper
    31.5 x 43.5 cm (12 ³/₈ x 17 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Paulémile and dated, Morgny-Eure 1927
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972)

    Les Deux Barques

    Watercolour and gouache on paper
    25.5 x 32.5 cm (10 x 12 ¾ 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)

    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)

    Études sur Titu

    Watercolour and pencil on paper
    33.5 x 23.6 cm (13 ¹/₄ x 9 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower middle Paulémile-Pissarro- and inscribed upper right Titu
    Executed circa 1938
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972)

    Bateau sur la Rivière

    Watercolour and charcoal on paper
    12.2 x 19 cm (4 ³/₄ x 7 ¹/₂ inches)
    Signed lower right Paulémile-Pissarro-
  • Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972)

    Yvonne Pissarro, Paris

    Pencil on paper
    26.3 x 18.1 cm (10 ³/₈ x 7 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Paulémile-Pissarro-
    Executed circa 1938
  • 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)

    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)

    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)

    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
  • 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)

    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)

    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)

    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 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)

    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 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)

    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 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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    Etude de Poules

    Ink on paper
    23 x 31 cm (9 " x 12 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed with estate stamp lower left

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