Original Poster for the Monarro show at Goupil Gallery, 1921
Lucien Pissarro was the son of painter Camille Pissarro. In 1911 Lucien Pissarro helped to set up the Camden Town Group, he deplored their decision to exclude women members (it was one of his motivations in leaving and setting up the Monarro). In 1913 he was a founding member of the London Group. These major groups not being enough he founded a third, the more obscure Monarro Group with the intention of carrying on the Impressionist tradition.
Lucien Pissarro – All Saints’ Church, Hastings: Sun and Mist, 1918
The Monarro Group was named after Claude Mon(et and Lucien Piss)arro. Monet was the honorary president. Pissarro’s brother Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro also helped set up the group. Theo van Rysselberghe acted as the group’s secretary in Paris and in England it was James Bolivar Manson. Manson was also keeper of pictures at the Tate from 1917 – 1930.
The aim of the group was to exhibit those artists who were inspired by the leading Impressionists. The only known women who exhibited with the Group were Hilary Clements Hassell and Elsie Marian Henderson.
Elsie Marian Henderson – A Tiger, 1916. Tate Britain.
However, it lasted only a brief three years. Other members included New Zealand painter Raymond Francis McIntyre. At least two exhibitions were held at the Goupil Gallery in 1920 and 1921 and included the work of Post-Impressionist Paul Signac.
Lucien Pissarro – The Thames, Hammersmith, 1921
Paul Signac – Cap d’Antibes, 1919
Raymond McIntyre – Morning on the Seine, 1921