Camille Jacob Pissarro (1830-1903), French impressionist painter. Born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, he moved to Paris in 1855, where he studied with French landscape painter Camille Corot. At first associated with the Barbizon School, Pissarro subsequently joined the group of painters who developed impressionism. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), he lived in England and studied the landscapes of English painter Joseph Turner. An excellent teacher, Pissarro counted among his pupils and associates French painters Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne, his son Lucien Pissarro, and American impressionist Mary Cassatt.