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A World of His Own Making

Excursions: Pissarro’s People at the Clark
leong@lakevillejournal.com
Pissarro’s self portrait

In “Pissarro’s People,” the Clark Art Institute has an exemplary summer show, the first exhibition of the artists’ figurative paintings and drawings. Although we do not see the dewy landscapes and authoritative cityscapes upon which his reputation rests, we do see what mattered most to Pissarro: the prospect of a radical, utopian world of collective work and happiness, and — above all — his family and seven children.

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