The Heather Patch, Fishpond, Dorset
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Lucien Pissarro ( 1863 - 1944)
Lucien Pissarro was born in Paris, 20th February 1863, the eldest son of the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830-1903). A painter in oil and watercolour, a wood engraver and designer Lucien had studied in France under his father and exhibited at the last exhibition of the Impressionists in 1886, continuing to exhibit at the Salon des Independants 1886-1894. By 1886 Pissarro, having been imbued with a thorough understanding of the principles of Impressionism inherited from his father, was influenced by the pointillism of Georges Pierre Seurat (1859-1891) and experimenting with divisionism, painting with contrasting strokes of pure colour.