About the Artist
H. Claude Pissarro, grandson of the 19th century French impressionist Camille Pissarro, is the third generation standard bearer of the Pissarro line of painters. H. Claude’s uncle and father, both became important figures in the post-impressionist school of painting.
H. Claude Pissarro was born in 1935 in the fashionable western section of Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, and began to draw and paint as a young child under his father’s tutelage. During his adolescence and early twenties he studied the works of the great masters at the Musee du Louvre and the Musee du Jeu de Paume under the supervision of his father and uncles. Guided by their skill and knowledge, young Pissarro gradually developed and refined his own style and technique.
Now, after more than four decades, it has become obvious that Claude Pissarro has not only accepted the challenge that his forefathers legacy presents, but has also become a painter in his own right.
He currently resides in France’s Normandy region, and devotes his time to painting in oil or pastel his French homeland; landscapes, scenes of country life and harbor settings.