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Paul Gauguin
Gauguin in 1891
Born (1848-06-07)7 June 1848
Paris, France
Died 8 May 1903(1903-05-08) (aged 54)
Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Nationality French
Field Painting, sculpture, ceramics, engraving
Movement Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Primitivism
Paul Gauguin - Fatata te Miti (By the Sea) - Google Art Project
An example of his work in Tahiti, 1892: Fatata te Miti (By the Sea)

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading French post-Impressionist painter. He who 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 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.

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

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