A landscape-painter, who was a pupil of
the Académie Suisse, where he became friendly with
and started to follow the tendancies of
He participated in the third and fourth Impressionist exhibitions
during a period when his works were almost indistinguishable
from those of Pissarro, who often stayed with him in his house
of Montfoucault in Brittany, and where Pissarro painted a number
Around 1870 Piette painted a picture in gouache of Pissarro
at work, which later belonged to Camille, the painter's son;
now lost, it is known only through a photograph.
The Marketplace at Pontoise
© 26 May 1996,
Nicolas Pioch -
Thanks to the
BMW Foundation, the WebMuseum
and contributors for their support.