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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Ea Haere La Oe Aka Where Are You Going - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Ea Haere La Oe Aka Where Are You Going
Adam and Eve - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Adam and Eve
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)
Self Portrait With Yellow Christ - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Self Portrait With Yellow Christ
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
Washerwomen At The Roubine Du Roi  Arles - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Washerwomen At The Roubine Du Roi Arles
Study of a Nude. Suzanne Sewing - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Study of a Nude. Suzanne Sewing
Maternite (II) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Maternite (II)
Tahitian Woman - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Woman
Road In Tahiti - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Road In Tahiti

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