Like him, Pissarro was a painter of streets and landscapes who returned again and again to the same motif.
And Pissarro must have been a man to have so impressed all the men young and old of his time.
He cannot be confused either with Monet, or with Pissarro and Renoir.
Pissarro exhibited a group of girls gathering apples in a garden—sad greys and violets beautifully harmonised.
One can say of Pissarro that he lacks none of the gifts of his profession.
Whistler, Chéret, Pissarro, Gauguin were praised by him before they had attracted the pontifical disdain of academic criticism.
Nevertheless the Impressionistic movement became for Pissarro the starting-point of a new way.
The intelligence of Pissarro was synthetic to a small extent, but not once did it exhibit signs of extended apperception.
There was no longer the technical unconcern in painting which Pissarro and Monet had prescribed.
Although Pissarro is the greater artist, Monet is the finer craftsman.