Some sketches and paintings by famed Virgin Islands-born impressionist Camille Pissarro have been on display at the Governor’s Office in Christiansted since hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp.
Government House on St. Thomas lost a portion of its roof during Hurricane Irma. Since that time, furnishings and other government- owned property has been inventoried, removed and stored at other government owned or controlled facilities.
The Pissarro artwork has been on display in Government House on St. Croix since early last summer. The two oil paintings and three sketches by Pissarro were delivered to Christiansted, where they can be displayed securely until repairs are completed on Government House on St. Thomas.
The governor said that many people have had the opportunity to see the artwork since it has been on St. Croix including governor-elect Albert Bryan, who was shown the art by Gov. Mapp on a recent visit to the Christiansted office.
The following pieces comprise Government House’s Pissarro collection:
• “Study of Two Young Women”- pencil on paper
• “St. Thomas” – pencil on paper
• “Figure in a Forest” – pencil on paper
• “Soleil Couchant a Ergny” – oil on canvas
• “Landscape at Night” – oil on anvas
Mapp noted that no government artwork had ever been in his personal possession. “The pieces have been and remain under the protection and in the custody of the Virgin Islands Government,” he said.
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