Stern Pissarro Gallery (originally Stern Art Dealers) was established in 1964 by Meir Stern, dealing in 19th Century paintings.
In 1984 his son David took over the running of the gallery and in 1988, following David’s marriage to Lélia Pissarro, great grand-daughter of Camille Pissarro, a separate department was set up dedicated to four generations of the Pissarro family.
In 2009, after 45 years in Notting Hill Gate, Stern Pissarro Gallery moved to St. James’s in the heart of London’s art establishment. It is now jointly owned by David Stern and Lélia Pissarro. Stern Pissarro Gallery is unique in the art world, by its specialising in work by Camille Pissarro and his five sons followed by the third, fourth and fifth generations.
The Gallery collection was expanded to include works by other Impressionist and modern artists and today has a vast collection of 19th and 20th Century art. Styles range from French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and School of Paris, with works by Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Sisley, Chagall and Utrillo. Works by contemporary artists such as Botero, Leger, Chagall and Damien Hirst are also exhibited.
Lélia Pissarro, having been given the “droit moral”, is currently working on the catalogue raisonné of Paulémile Pissarro. Along with Pissarro Stern Publications Ltd and her committee, Lélia is compiling a collection of research materials by Manzana and Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro. The archives will now be responding to queries on both artists.