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Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading Post-Impressionist painter. 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 exponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.

Paul Gauguin was born in Paris, France to journalist Clovis Gauguin and half-Peruvian Aline Maria Chazal, the daughter of proto-socialist leader Flora Tristan. In 1851 the family left Paris for Peru, motivated by the political climate of the period. Clovis died on the voyage, leaving three-year old Paul, his mother and his sister to fend for themselves. They lived for four years in Lima, Peru with Paul's uncle and his family. The imagery of Peru would later influence Paul in his art.

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Where Do We Come From What Are We Doing Where Are We... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Where Do We Come From What Are We Doing Where Are We...
Vincent van Gogh Painting Sun Flowers - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vincent van Gogh Painting Sun Flowers
Tahitian Landscape2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Landscape2
The Loss Of Virginity Aka The Awakening Of Spring - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Loss Of Virginity Aka The Awakening Of Spring
Manao Tupapau Aka Spirit Of The Dead Watching - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Manao Tupapau Aka Spirit Of The Dead Watching
Still Life With Teapot And Fruit - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Teapot And Fruit
Ia Orana Maria Aka Hail Mary - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ia Orana Maria Aka Hail Mary
Aita Parari Te Tamari Vahine Judith Aka Portrait Of... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Aita Parari Te Tamari Vahine Judith Aka Portrait Of...
Self Portrait With Palette - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Self Portrait With Palette
Two Tahitian Women - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Two Tahitian Women
Mahana No Atua Aka Day Of The Gods - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Mahana No Atua Aka Day Of The Gods
Pape Moe Aka Mysterious Water - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pape Moe Aka Mysterious Water
Yellow Christ - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Yellow Christ
Still Life With Three Puppies - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Three Puppies
Parau Api Aka What News - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Parau Api Aka What News
Te Aa No Areois Aka The Seed Of Areoi - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Te Aa No Areois Aka The Seed Of Areoi
Winter Landscape  Effect Of Snow Aka Snow At Vaugirard... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Winter Landscape Effect Of Snow Aka Snow At Vaugirard...
Tahitian Women Bathing - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Women Bathing
Two Women Aka Flowered Hair - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Two Women Aka Flowered Hair
Parau Na Te Varua Ino Aka Words Of The Devil - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Parau Na Te Varua Ino Aka Words Of The Devil
Fatata Te Miti Aka By The Sea - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Fatata Te Miti Aka By The Sea
Landscape  Farmhouse In Arles - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Landscape Farmhouse In Arles
Self Portrait  Les Miserables - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Self Portrait Les Miserables
The Moulin Du Bois D Amour Bathing Place - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Moulin Du Bois D Amour Bathing Place
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