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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Miraculous Source - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Miraculous Source
Nave Nave Feuna  LEve Tahitienne Aka Beautiful Land... - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nave Nave Feuna LEve Tahitienne Aka Beautiful Land...
The Siesta - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Siesta
Blue Trees - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Blue Trees
Two Women On The Beach - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Two Women On The Beach
Still Life With Oranges - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Oranges
Washerwoman At Simonou Mill  Pont Aven - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Washerwoman At Simonou Mill Pont Aven
Parahi Te Marae Aka There Lies The Temple - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Parahi Te Marae Aka There Lies The Temple
Te Faaturuma Aka The Brooding Woman - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Te Faaturuma Aka The Brooding Woman
Tropical Vegetation - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tropical Vegetation
Arearea No Varua Ino - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Arearea No Varua Ino
The Wave - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Wave

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