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Anglo-French painter and graphic artist, born in Paris, the eldest son of the celebrated *Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830–1903). His four brothers all became painters. Lucien was taught and continuously coached by his father, and the letters they exchanged are valuable documents on late 19th-century art. Lucien visited England in 1870 as a child, worked there briefly in 1883–4, and settled permanently in the country in 1890 (although he often made trips to France), becoming a British citizen in 1916.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)