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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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...
Woman In The Waves Aka Ondine I - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Woman In The Waves Aka Ondine I
White House - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
White House
Noa Noa Album - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Noa Noa Album
Woman with Mango - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Woman with Mango
Night Cafe At Arles - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Night Cafe At Arles
Marquesan Landscape With A Horse - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Marquesan Landscape With A Horse
Farm In Brittany - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Farm In Brittany
Nave Nave Mahana Aka Delightful Day - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Nave Nave Mahana Aka Delightful Day
Self Portrait With Hat - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Self Portrait With Hat
Tahitian Village - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Village

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