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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The Wave - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Wave
Three Tahitians - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Three Tahitians
Herrliches Land (Te nave nave fenua) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Herrliches Land (Te nave nave fenua)
Vairumati - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vairumati
Vision After the Sermon: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vision After the Sermon: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
Breton Boys Wrestling - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Boys Wrestling
Pont Aven Woman And Child - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pont Aven Woman And Child
Nave Nave Moe Aka Delightful Drowsiness - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nave Nave Moe Aka Delightful Drowsiness
Landscape At Le Pouldu   The Isolated House - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Landscape At Le Pouldu The Isolated House
Vahine No Te Tiare Aka Woman With A Flower - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vahine No Te Tiare Aka Woman With A Flower
Still Life With Japanese Print - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Japanese Print
Ta Matete Aka The Market - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ta Matete Aka The Market
Ia Orana Maria Aka Hail Maria - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ia Orana Maria Aka Hail Maria
A Clearing - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
A Clearing
A Little Washerwoman - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
A Little Washerwoman
Vahine No Te Miti Aka Woman By The Sea - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vahine No Te Miti Aka Woman By The Sea
The Black Pigs - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Black Pigs
Tahitian Woman And Boy - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Woman And Boy
Portrait Of Madeline Bernard - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Portrait Of Madeline Bernard
The Little Valley - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Little Valley
Pont Aven In The Snow - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pont Aven In The Snow
Te Arii Vahine Aka The Queen Of Beauty - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Te Arii Vahine Aka The Queen Of Beauty
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...
In The Vanilla Grove  Man And Horse Aka The Rendezvous - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
In The Vanilla Grove Man And Horse Aka The Rendezvous

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