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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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Tahitian Landscape - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Landscape
Arearea Aka Joyousness - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Arearea Aka Joyousness
Portrait Of Aline Gauguin - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Portrait Of Aline Gauguin
Matamoe Aka Landscape With Peacocks - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Matamoe Aka Landscape With Peacocks
The Vision After The Sermon Aka Jacob Wrestling The... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Vision After The Sermon Aka Jacob Wrestling The...
Mountains In Tahiti - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Mountains In Tahiti
Aha Oe Feii Aka What Are You Jealous - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Aha Oe Feii Aka What Are You Jealous
Caricature portrait of Paul Gaugin (detail) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Caricature portrait of Paul Gaugin (detail)
Mata Mua - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Mata Mua
Nafeaffaa Ipolpo Aka When Will You Marry - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nafeaffaa Ipolpo Aka When Will You Marry
Nevermore  Oh Tahiti - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nevermore Oh Tahiti
Meadow In Martinique - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Meadow In Martinique
Washerwomen - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Washerwomen
Tahitian Pastorals - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Pastorals
Vahine No Te Vi Aka Woman With A Mango - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vahine No Te Vi Aka Woman With A Mango
White Horse - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
White Horse
Ea Haere La Oe Aka Where Are You Going - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ea Haere La Oe Aka Where Are You Going
Still Life With Apples  Pear And Ceramic Portrait Jug - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Apples Pear And Ceramic Portrait Jug
Otahi Aka Alone - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Otahi Aka Alone
Marahi Metua No Tehamana Aka Tehamana Has Many Ancestors - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Marahi Metua No Tehamana Aka Tehamana Has Many Ancestors
Upaupa Aka Fire Dance - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Upaupa Aka Fire Dance
Te Arii Vahine Aka The Kings Wife - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Te Arii Vahine Aka The Kings Wife
Rouen  Spring - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Rouen Spring
Adam and Eve - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Adam and Eve
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