A World of His Own Making

Excursions: Pissarro’s People at the Clark
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.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.