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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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Still life with fruits - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still life with fruits
Poulailler - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Poulailler
View of the Sainte-Marguerite near Pont-Aven - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
View of the Sainte-Marguerite near Pont-Aven
Vegetable growers in Vauguirard - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vegetable growers in Vauguirard
Deux Tahitiennes Avec Idoles - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Deux Tahitiennes Avec Idoles
Red Roof by the Water 1885 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Red Roof by the Water 1885
Apple Trees at l'Hermitage - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Apple Trees at l'Hermitage
Breton Village in the Snow 2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Village in the Snow 2
Etudes de tetes et de personnages - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Etudes de tetes et de personnages
Portrait of a Woman (Marie Lagadu) 1888 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Portrait of a Woman (Marie Lagadu) 1888
Bretonne de profil a droite - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Bretonne de profil a droite
Croquis Martiniquais 2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Croquis Martiniquais 2
Croquis martiniquais - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Croquis martiniquais
Bretonne Penchee Dans Un Paysage - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Bretonne Penchee Dans Un Paysage
Falaise et vagues - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Falaise et vagues
Etudes de personnages - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Etudes de personnages
Groupe breton assis et carriole - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Groupe breton assis et carriole
Schooner and Three-Master 2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Schooner and Three-Master 2
Pont-Aven Woman and Child 2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pont-Aven Woman and Child 2
Pont-Aven in the Snow 2 - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pont-Aven in the Snow 2
Autoportrait aA  la mandoline - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Autoportrait aA  la mandoline
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