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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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Herrliches Land (Te nave nave fenua) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Herrliches Land (Te nave nave fenua)
Landscape At Le Pouldu   The Isolated House - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Landscape At Le Pouldu The Isolated House
The Wave - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Wave
Vahine No Te Miti Aka Woman By The Sea - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vahine No Te Miti Aka Woman By The Sea
Vahine No Te Tiare Aka Woman With A Flower - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vahine No Te Tiare Aka Woman With A Flower
Arearea No Varua Ino - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Arearea No Varua Ino
Young Girl Dreaming Aka Study Of A Child Asleep  The... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Young Girl Dreaming Aka Study Of A Child Asleep The...
A Little Washerwoman - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
A Little Washerwoman
The Black Pigs - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Black Pigs
Pont Aven In The Snow - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pont Aven In The Snow
Ta Matete Aka The Market - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ta Matete Aka The Market
Martinique Landscape Aka Comings And Goings - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Martinique Landscape Aka Comings And Goings
A Clearing - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
A Clearing
Parahi Te Marae Aka There Lies The Temple - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Parahi Te Marae Aka There Lies The Temple
Nave Nave Feuna  LEve Tahitienne Aka Beautiful Land... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nave Nave Feuna LEve Tahitienne Aka Beautiful Land...
Nave Nave Moe Aka Delightful Drowsiness - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nave Nave Moe Aka Delightful Drowsiness
Still Life With Japanese Print - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Japanese Print
Ia Orana Maria Aka Hail Maria - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ia Orana Maria Aka Hail Maria
The Little Valley - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Little Valley
Ja Orana Ritou Aka Self Portrait Of The Artist At His... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ja Orana Ritou Aka Self Portrait Of The Artist At His...
Portrait Of Madeline Bernard - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Portrait Of Madeline Bernard
Tahitian Woman And Boy - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Woman And Boy
The Meal Aka The Bananas - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Meal Aka The Bananas
Night Cafe At Arles - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Night Cafe At Arles
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