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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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...
Three Tahitians - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Three Tahitians
Vision After the Sermon: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vision After the Sermon: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
Still Life With Japanese Print - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Japanese Print
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
Nave Nave Moe Aka Delightful Drowsiness - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nave Nave Moe Aka Delightful Drowsiness
A Clearing - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
A Clearing
Breton Boys Wrestling - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Boys Wrestling
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
Pont Aven Woman And Child - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Pont Aven Woman And Child

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