Félix Pissarro

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Félix Pissarro
Camille Pissarro 033.jpg
Félix at the age of seven, as portraited in 1881 by his father Camille Pissarro.
Born (1874-07-24)24 July 1874
Pontoise, France
Died 25 November 1897(1897-11-25) (aged 23)
London
Cause of death Tuberculosis
Resting place Richmond Cemetery
51°27′21″N 0°17′16″W / 51.4558°N 0.2877°W / 51.4558; -0.2877
Nationality French
Occupation Painter

Félix Pissarro (24 July 1874 – 29 November 1897), born in Pontoise, Paris, in the year of the first Impressionist exhibition, was a nineteenth-century French painter, etcher and caricaturist. Under the adopted pseudonym of Jean Roch,[1] also known as Titi in his family circle, he was the third son of the painter Camille and Julie Pissarro.[2]

Félix's works very early demonstrated great strength and originality. His father regarded him as the most promising of his sons[3] but before he was able to realise his full potential, he contracted tuberculosis and died in a sanatorium at 262 Kew Road, Kew (which is now in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames), at the age of 23.[3] He is buried in Richmond Cemetery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roth, Cecil (1961). Jewish art: an illustrated history. McGraw-Hill. p. 581. OCLC 832856. 
  2. ^ Jones, Jonathon (26 January 2002). "Portrait of Félix Pissarro, Pablo Picasso (1881)". The Guardian (92). p. 4. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Reed, Nicholas (1997). Pissarro in West London (Kew, Chiswick and Richmond) (Fourth ed.). Lilburne Press. p. 46. ISBN 1 901167 02 X.