Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was a pivotal figure in the Impressionist movement and later played a significant role in the development of Neo-Impressionism. Born on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, he later moved to France, where he immersed himself in the art world. Pissarro's paintings, characterized by their loose brushwork and innovative techniques, often depict rural and urban French life in a style that emphasizes the transient effects of light and atmosphere. Alongside his peers like Monet and Degas, Pissarro showcased his works in all eight of the Impressionist group exhibitions. Beyond his contributions to Impressionism, Pissarro also embraced the Pointillist method of his younger contemporaries, Seurat and Signac. As a mentor to artists such as Cézanne and Gauguin, his influence was wide-reaching and transformative in the realm of modern art.