Born in Paris in 1863, Lucien Pissarro was a landscape painter. He first came to London with his father, Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, in 1871, to escape the Franco-Prussian War. In 1890, Pissarro decided to stay in England permanently and so acquired British nationality.
Perhaps influenced by his father, who had taught him to paint, Pissarro worked in an Impressionist-style of painting. He made many paintings of the English countryside and the suburbs of London, and described himself as a 'Channel Painter'.
In 1907, Pissarro became a member of the Fitzroy Group and, a few years later, the all-male Camden Town Group, both founded by Walter Sickert, a friend of Pissarro’s. In 1913, the two groups merged to become the London Group.