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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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Breton Girls By The Sea - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Girls By The Sea
Still Life With Peaches - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Peaches
Peasant Woman And Cows In A Landscape - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Peasant Woman And Cows In A Landscape
Still Life In An Interior  Copenhagen - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life In An Interior Copenhagen
Vase Of Peonies - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Vase Of Peonies
Breton Woman And Goose By The Water - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Woman And Goose By The Water
Tahitian Pastoral - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Pastoral
The Schuffenecker Family - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Schuffenecker Family
The Road Up - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Road Up
At The Foot Of The Mountain - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
At The Foot Of The Mountain
Breton Girls Dancing Aka Dancing A Round In The Haystacks - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Breton Girls Dancing Aka Dancing A Round In The Haystacks
The White Tablecloth Aka Still Life With Cherries - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The White Tablecloth Aka Still Life With Cherries
In The Forest  Saint Cloud (sketch) - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
In The Forest Saint Cloud (sketch)
The White Horse - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The White Horse
Te Faruru - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Te Faruru
Three Tahitian Women I - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Three Tahitian Women I
Mas  Near Arles - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Mas Near Arles
Woman with Mango - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Woman with Mango
Still Life With Apples And Green Vase - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Still Life With Apples And Green Vase
Suburb Under Snow - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Suburb Under Snow
The Makings Of A Bouquet - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Makings Of A Bouquet
Tahitian Woman Near A River - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Tahitian Woman Near A River
Path Down To The Aven - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
Path Down To The Aven
The Guitar Player - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net
The Guitar Player
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