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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Portrait Of A Man Wearing A Lavalliere - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Portrait Of A Man Wearing A Lavalliere
La Groue Farm, Osny - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
La Groue Farm, Osny
Geese In The Meadow - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Geese In The Meadow
Port De Grenelle2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Port De Grenelle2
Tahitienne Portant Un Fruit - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitienne Portant Un Fruit
Fruit2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Fruit2
Cabane sous les arbres - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Cabane sous les arbres
Breton landscape (2) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton landscape (2)
Watercolor 22 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Watercolor 22
Breton Village In Snow - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Village In Snow
Hillside - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Hillside
Breton Women at a Fence - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Women at a Fence
Three Huts, Tahiti - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Three Huts, Tahiti
On the abyss - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
On the abyss
Baignade (II) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Baignade (II)
Port De Grenelle - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Port De Grenelle
Riverside - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Riverside
I Rare You Oviri - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
I Rare You Oviri
Untitled - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Untitled
By the Stream, Autumn - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
By the Stream, Autumn
La Petite Laveuse - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
La Petite Laveuse
Garden in the Snow - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Garden in the Snow
Breton Shepherdess - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Shepherdess
Geese On The Farm - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Geese On The Farm

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