Paul Gauguin

French painter and printmaker (1848 — 1903)

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading French post-Impressionist painter. He was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of color and style that were different from Impressionism. His work was influential among the French avant-garde and fauvism, as well later artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin’s art became popular after his death; partly from the efforts of art dealer Ambroise Vollard.[1][2]

Paul Gauguin
Self Portrait, 1893
Known forPainting, engraving
MovementPost-Impressionism, Primitivism
An example of his work in Tahiti, 1892: Fatata te Miti (By the Sea)
Manao tupapau (The Spirit of the Dead Keep Watch) 1892

Gaugin gave up his family and life to live in Tahiti in 1891. He died of syphilis in 1903.

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  1. Prints by Paul Guaguin, ArtServe: Australian National University
  2. Woodcut and Wood Engraving, The Free Dictionary