Clark Art Institute to Explore Rarely Examined Side of Pissarro in Exhibition

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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- Pissarro’s People is the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the artist’s works in 30 years. Bringing together paintings from collections around the world, the exhibition will challenge our understanding of the father of Impressionism by focusing on Camille Pissarro’s engagement with the human figure in a highly personal and poignant exploration of his humanism. Pissarro’s People will be on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, from June 12 to October 2, 2011. “Pissarro’s People continues the Clark’s series of scholarly exhibitions that rely on rigorous new research to expand our current appreciation of well-known artists,” stated Michael Conforti, director of the Clark. “With this exhibition, we welcome one of the outstanding scholars of our time, Richard Brettell, who so dramatically advanced our understanding o