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Pissarro on Paper

decoration30 Sept. 2012|31 March 2013

French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro first tried printmaking in his early thirties, and though he never stopped painting, printing became vital to his artistic enterprise. He valued the ease with which he could test new ideas, and he became increasingly innovative as he grew more comfortable with different printing techniques. The purchase of his own etching press in 1894 facilitated his efforts, which resulted in more than two hundred plates.

Rather than reproducing what he saw, Pissaro captured the mood and essence of his subjects. This exhibition at the National Gallery of Art highlights his works in which he expressed his inclination toward landscape and the people who inhabited the rural farms and towns.

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DATE
30 Sept. 2012|31 March 2013
ADDRESS
East Building, Ground Level, Small French Galleries
CITY
Washington, DC
( UNITED STATES )
ENTRY COST
free
ORGANIZED BY
National Gallery of Art
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