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Leighton, Charles Blair (1823–1855), artist and printer, was born on 6 March 1823, the son of Stephen Leighton and Helen Blair. From the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to a silver-engraver but after serving his seven-year training he opted for a change of career. He had always devoted his spare time to drawing and was evidently gifted as he was accepted as a student at the ...


Pissarro, Lucien Camille (1863–1944), artist and printer, was born in Paris on 20 February 1863, the eldest of the eight children of the impressionist painter (Jacob Abraham) Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) and Julie Vellay (1838–1926). His father, though born in the Virgin Islands, was a Jew of Franco-Portuguese stock; his mother, who married ...


Lucien Camille Pissarro (1863–1944) by Camille Pissarro, 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London