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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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Self Portrait With Yellow Christ - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Self Portrait With Yellow Christ
Tahitian Women Under The Palms - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Women Under The Palms
Geburt Christi, des Gottessohnes (Te tamari no atua) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Geburt Christi, des Gottessohnes (Te tamari no atua)
Washerwomen At The Roubine Du Roi  Arles - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Washerwomen At The Roubine Du Roi Arles
Still life with fruit bowl and lemons - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still life with fruit bowl and lemons
And The Gold Of Their Bodies - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
And The Gold Of Their Bodies
Study of a Nude. Suzanne Sewing - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Study of a Nude. Suzanne Sewing
Tahitian Woman - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Woman
Blue Trees - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Blue Trees
Maternite (II) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Maternite (II)
Apple Trees At L Hermitage - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Apple Trees At L Hermitage
Washerwoman At Simonou Mill  Pont Aven - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Washerwoman At Simonou Mill Pont Aven
Breton Boys Wrestling - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Boys Wrestling
The Siesta - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Siesta
Still Life With Oranges - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Oranges
Thatched Hut under Palm Trees - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Thatched Hut under Palm Trees
Miraculous Source - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Miraculous Source
Two Women On The Beach - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Two Women On The Beach
Tropical Vegetation - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tropical Vegetation
Pont Aven Woman And Child - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pont Aven Woman And Child
Road In Tahiti - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Road In Tahiti
Te Faaturuma Aka The Brooding Woman - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Te Faaturuma Aka The Brooding Woman
Vairumati - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vairumati
Three Tahitians - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Three Tahitians
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