(French, 1871–1961), born Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro, the third child of Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro
(French, 1831–1903), went by the name Manzana until his father’s death, when he began signing Pissarro. The artist grew up painting by his father’s side, along with his brother Lucien Pissarro
(French, 1863–1944), and was proficient in oil, pastel, and watercolor. French artists Claude Monet
(French, 1840–1926), Paul Cézanne
(French, 1839–1906), Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French, 1841–1919), and Paul Gauguin
(French, 1848–1903) were constant visitors to their household. Gauguin came to have an especially strong influence on Manzana-Pissarro; his scenes from Martinique and Tahiti inspired the young artist’s development of an Orientalist style, in which he experimented with gold, silver, and copper paint. Manzana-Pissarro began his career as a Neo-Impressionist painter, but he soon became interested in the Decorative arts, and pursued Design projects in many different media and materials, producing chests, screens, sofas, armchairs, glassware and plates. His work has been associated with different styles, such as Orientalism, Animalism, and Art Nouveau. At the end of his life, he returned to Post-Impressionism, painting landscapes until his death in 1961. Manzana-Pissarro exhibited at the Salon d’Automne, Salon des Indépendents, Gallery Durand Ruel, Gallery Druet, Vollard Gallery, and in 1914 he exhibited tapestries, carpets, furniture, glassware, decorative paintings, etchings and lithographs at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. His work is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, among other institutions.