Camille Pissarro was born in Saint Thomas (Virgin Islands) on 10 July 1830.
His sensitive and generous art left its mark on the Impressionist movement. He perceived only the artistic opulence and humility of nature, rather than its grandeur and splendour before humanity. A painter of the outdoors, he spurned his family's money to marry the mother of his children, who was of a lower social class. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts but quickly moved away from its teaching. A friend of Cézanne, Gauguin, Guillaumin and others, Camille Pissarro was a leading exponent of Impressionism, capable of capturing and understanding the perfect combination of the simplicity and complexity found in nature. Whether in his Spring, Plum Blossom, Pontoise (1877), Entrance to the Village of Voisins (1872) or his view of Boulevard Montmartre in the spring (1897), the painter perfectly glorified his perception of nature.
Camille Pissarro died in Paris on 13 November 1903.