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 Aline Gauguin - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Portrait Of Aline Gauguin
Tahitian Landscape - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Landscape
Arearea Aka Joyousness - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Arearea Aka Joyousness
Matamoe Aka Landscape With Peacocks - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Matamoe Aka Landscape With Peacocks
Washerwomen - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Washerwomen
Aha Oe Feii Aka What Are You Jealous - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Aha Oe Feii Aka What Are You Jealous
Nafeaffaa Ipolpo Aka When Will You Marry - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nafeaffaa Ipolpo Aka When Will You Marry
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
Tahitian Pastorals - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Pastorals
Thatched Hut under Palm Trees - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Thatched Hut under Palm Trees
Vahine No Te Vi Aka Woman With A Mango - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vahine No Te Vi Aka Woman With A Mango

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