The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute To Show "Pissarro’s People"

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artwork: Camille Pissarro - "The Harvest", 1882 - Oil on canvas. Collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo. On view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute exhibition "Pissarro's People". Opening 12 June.


Williamstown, MA.- A new exhibition at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, “Pissarro’s People” offers a fresh look at the Impressionist painter by examining his portraits, harvest scenes, and market views through the lens of his personal relationships, profound social and economic concerns, and anarchist beliefs. Based on new scholarship by curator and leading Pissarro scholar Richard R. Brettell, this visually stunning exhibition brings together some of the artist’s most iconic figural works with lesser-known pictures from private and public collections from 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.