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Orovida Pissarro Art

1893-1968

Orovida Pissarro, the only child of Lucien and Esther Pissarro, was the first woman in the Pissarro family to become a professional artist and the first Pissarro of her generation to take up painting. Born in Epping, England, in 1893, she lived and worked predominantly in London, where she was a prominent member of several British arts clubs and societies.

Orovida first learned to paint in the Impressionist style from her father and, after a brief period of formal study with Walter Sickert in 1913, she renounced formal art schooling.

Throughout her career, Orovida always remained outside mainstream British art movements. Much to Lucien's disappointment, she soon turned away from naturalistic painting and developed an unusual style that combined elements of Japanese, Chinese, Persian and Indian art. Her rejection of Impressionism, which, for the Pissarro family, was a way of life, and her simultaneous decision to drop her famous last name and use simply Orovida as a nom de peintre, reflected a desire for independence and distance from the family legacy, of which she nevertheless remained proud.

Orovida's most distinctive works are her paintings from the 1920s and 1930s in gouache (she called her mixture body color) and tempera, applied in thin, delicate washes to silk, linen, paper or gold leaf and embellished with brocade borders. These elegant and richly decorative works generally depict non-Western subjects, for example: Mongolian horseback riders, African dancers and Persian princes, often engaged in activities such as dancing or hunting rituals.

The second half of Orovida's painting career is marked by a dramatic change in both style and subject matter. In the mid-1940s, she began to embrace contemporary subjects from everyday life and returned to a more naturalistic style. Her new style was more suited to oils, and thus, she returned to that medium.

Over the course of her life, Orovida was aware of the mixed blessing of having famous artists in the family; not only a grandfather and father but also four uncles, and towards the end of her life, she was instrumental in developing the Pissarro family archive that her mother had established at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

(Biography provided by Stern Pissarro Gallery)

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Artist: Orovida Pissarro
La Poursuite by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
La Poursuite by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching with aquatint 17.2 x 12.5 cm (6 ³/₄ x 4 ⁷/₈ inches) Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1917 Inscribed lower left Final State T...
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1910s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Tiger Surprises Black Buck by Orovida Pissarro - Animal painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Tiger Surprises Black Buck by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 127 x 101.5 cm (50 x 40 inches) Signed a...
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1960s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

Cat and Mouse by Orovida Pissarro - Animal painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Cat and Mouse by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 ⅛ inches) Signed and dated lower ...
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1960s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

Lutte d'Étalons by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Lutte d'Étalons by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 17 x 27 cm (6 ¾ x 10 ⅝ inches) Signed lower right Orovida Titled and dedicated lower middle à Paulémile Pissarro Inscribed l...
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1920s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

Dinka with a Bongo by Orovida Pissarro - Animal painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Dinka with a Bongo by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Egg tempera on linen, laid on board 85 x 62.3 cm (33 ½ x 24 ½ inches) Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1937 Provenance Redfern...
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1930s Art Deco Orovida Pissarro Art

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Linen, Egg Tempera, Board

The Fortune Teller by Orovida Pissarro - Oil painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE The Fortune Teller by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm (23 ⁵/₈ x 28 ³/₄ inches) Signed and d...
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1950s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

Peccarys and Tiger Pranks by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Peccarys and Tiger Pranks by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching and aquatint 31.5 x 23 cm (12 ⅜ x 9 inches) Sig...
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1920s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Aquatint, Etching

The Monkey Killer by Orovida Pissarro - Animal painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
The Monkey Killer by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 76 x 101 cm (29 ⅞ x 39 ¾ inches) Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1963 Provenance: The Leicester Galleries, Londo...
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1960s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

The Nomads by Orovida Pissarro - Etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
The Nomads by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching and aquatint, final state 21/42 27 x 41 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 16 ¹/₈ inches) Signed, Orovida, and dated 1925 Orovida was a gifted printmake...
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1920s Art Deco Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

Siamese Cats by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Siamese Cats by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 10 x 7.5 cm (4 x 3 inches) Artist biography Orovida Camille Pissarro, Lucien and Esther Pissarro’s only child, was the first wom...
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1940s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

Migration (The Horses) by Orovida Pissarro - Painting of running horses
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Migration (The Horses) by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Egg tempera on linen laid on board 76 x 101 cm (29 ⅞ x 39 ...
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1930s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Linen, Egg Tempera, Board

Man & Beast by Orovida Pissarro - Etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Man & Beast by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 27 x 22 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 8 ⁵/₈ inches) Signed and dated lower rig...
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1920s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

Father, Daughter and Horse by Orovida Pissarro - Oil painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Father, Daughter and Horse by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm (23 ⅝ x 28 ¾ inches) Signed a...
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1940s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

Zebra and foal by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Zebra and foal by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 20 x 17.3 cm (7⁷/₈ x 6³/₄ inches) Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1938 Titled lower middle and numbered 4/50 lower right ...
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1930s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

Caterwaul by Orovida Pissarro - Animal painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Caterwaul by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 51 x 61 cm (20 ¹/₈ x 24 inches) Provenance Estate of the artist With John Bensusan-Butt, cousin of the artist G Hassell, 25th...
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1950s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait by Orovida Pissarro - etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Portrait by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 25 x 16.5 cm (9 ⁷/₈ x 6 ¹/₂ inches) Signed and dated lower right, Orovida 1919 Inscribed lower left, Trial proof no. 20 and titled lo...
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1910s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching, Paper

Spring (Primrose Gathering) by Orovida Pissarro - Oil painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Spring (Primrose Gathering) by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on board 101.5 x 76.4 cm (40 x 30 inches) Signed and dated lower centre Orovida 1956 Provenance Estate of Orovida Pis...
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1950s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Oil, Board

A Game of Cards by Orovida Pissarro - Oil painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
A Game of Cards by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 59 x 72 cm (23 ¹/₄ x 28 ³/₈ inches) Signed and titled upper right Orovida 1949 Artist biography Orovida Camille Pissarr...
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1940s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Oil

Winter (The Skaters) by Orovida Camille Pissarro - Winter scene painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Winter (The Skaters) by Orovida Camille Pissarro (1893-1968) Egg tempera on linen 91.5 x 114.3 cm (36 x 45 inches...
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1930s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Linen, Egg Tempera

The Cattery by Orovida Pissarro - Animal painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
The Cattery by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil and pencil on canvas 61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 ⅛ inches) Signed and dated upper right Orovida 1964 Provenance Estate of the artist G Hassel...
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1960s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil, Pencil

Migrating horses by Orovida Pissarro - Animal painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Migrating horses by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 71.1 x 81.4 cm (28 x 32 inches) Signed and dated l...
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1950s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

Laying the Ghost by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Laying the Ghost by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 39 x 26.3 cm (15 ⅜ x 10 ⅜ inches) Signed and dated lower right Orovida 1932 Numbered lower left 1/9 and titled lower middle ...
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1930s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

Rupert Rides by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Rupert Rides by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 31 x 23.5 cm (12 ¼ x 9 ¼ inches) Signed and dated lower righ...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

Ice Cream Picnic by Orovida Pissarro - Oil painting
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Ice Cream Picnic by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on board 101 x 76 cm (39 ¾ x 29 ⅞ inches) Signed and dated lower left Orovida 1953 Provenance Richard Pissarro, gifted by the ar...
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1950s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Oil, Board

Animal painting by Orovida Camille Pissarro titled 'Exercising Ponies'
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Exercising Ponies by Orovida Camille Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on board 101.5 x 76 cm (40 x 30 inches) Signed and...
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1950s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Oil, Canvas

The Japanese Girl by Orovida Pissarro - Watercolour on paper
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
The Japanese Girl by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Watercolour on paper 17.78 x 12.7 cm (7 x 5 inches) Signed lower right, Orovida Circa 1920 This highly original piece has the origi...
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1920s Art Deco Orovida Pissarro Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Tom Cat by Orovida Pissarro - Cat oil painting, 1961
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Tom Cat by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 51 x 61 cm (20 ¹/₈ x 24 inches) Signed and dated lower lef...
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1960s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Canvas, Oil

The Calf by Orovida Pissarro - Watercolour and etching
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE The Calf by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Watercolour, hand-coloured over an etching 17.5 x 23.2 cm (6 ⅞ x 9 ⅛ inc...
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1940s Post-Impressionist Orovida Pissarro Art

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Watercolor, Etching

Bonfire, Jubilee Night by Orovida Pissarro - Egg tempura painting, 1936
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in London, GB
Bonfire, Jubilee Night by Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968) Egg tempura on linen 86 x 111 cm (33 ⁷/₈ x 43 ³/₄ inches) Signed and dated lower left Executed in 1936 Provenance Private co...
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1930s Modern Orovida Pissarro Art

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Linen, Egg Tempera

Friends
By Orovida Pissarro
Located in Austin, TX
Title: "Friends" Artist: Orovida Pissarro Medium: Etching on paper Size: 9.75 x 3.5" Year: 1922 Framed
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1920s Orovida Pissarro Art

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Etching

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