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In October 1852 young Camille Pissarro traveled from the place of his birth, Charlotte Amalie in Saint Thomas, to Venezuela, where he stayed until 1854 and produced approximately two hundred sketches, drawings, and paintings. Traveling with the Danish artist Fritz Georg Melbye, the pair arrived in Venezuela through the port of La Guaira and then traveled south, crossing the coastal range to Caracas. As a traveler artist, Pissarro depicted the Caribbean coast, tropical costumbrista scenes of local inhabitants, and landscape.

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