Paul Gauguin

(1848 - 1903)
Gauguin was born in Paris, the son of a journalist. He began his career in the merchant navy and then in 1871 became a stockbroker; he also took up painting. His early works are influenced by Pissarro, with whom he worked in 1879 and 1881.

He showed works in the later Impressionist exhibitions (1880-6), subsequently developing the style known as S...
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