BirthdayJune 7, 1848
BirthplaceParis, France

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Paul Gauguin

    Full name: Paul Gauguin
    Also known as: Paul Gauguin, Gauguin, Paul
    Professions: Art Department, Writer

  2. Paul Gauguin Death information

    Died: Friday, 8th of May, 1903 (Age: 54)

  3. Paul Gauguin Biography

    Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin’s art became popular after his death and many of his paintings were in the possession of Russian collector Sergei Shchukin. He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramist, and writer. His bold experimentation with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art, while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential proponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.

  4. Paul Gauguin Family

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