Born in Narbonne on 14.08.1878, died in Mas-Grenier in 1961. Amateur photographer and painter. Studied literature and philosophy at the Seminare in Narbonne. He wanted to be a professional painter, but under pressure of his family he studied medicine in Toulouse. He started to practice photography and watercolor painting first on his trip to Tunisia and then during the World War One where he participated in the fronts of Dardanelles and Salonika. He was working in the military hospital in Salonika for which he won a medal. After the WW1, he switched fully on watercolor techniques. He lived and worked in Mas-Grenier.

Pigassou was in Macedonia in the period of 1915-1917 first around North Macedonia front together with the Serbian Army where he produced series of photographs from Strumica and Vardar regions, and later in Thessaloniki where he produced series of photographs and watercolors. These works are listed on the web site of his family:

Joseph Pigassou-1878-1961 The church of Saint Catharina former Turkish mosque 1917

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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