Paul-Emile Pissaro was born in Eragny, France in 1884. He is the son of the French painter Camille Pissaro. The artist Claude Monet is the godfather of Paul-Emile and will have a strong influence on the young man especially on the death of his father in 1903.
The first exhibition of the artist will be held in 1905 at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris presenting a landscape impresionniste Eragny his hometown. He devoted himself entirely to his artistic life that a little later due to the reluctance of his mother to this career.
In the 1920s, Paul-Emile Pissaro is a well-established post-impressionist artist. He shares his studio with Kees Van Dongen and leaves Paris for summer artistic escapades with Maurice de Vlaminck. At the height of his career in the 1930s, Paul Emile Pissaro moved to Normandy where he painted many landscapes.