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Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

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Birth Year : 1848
Death Year : 1903
Country : France

Gauguin, the most exotic of the Post-Impressionists, was born in Paris. The son of a French journalist and a Peruvian woman, Gauguin spent his early childhood in Peru and attended a boarding school in France. He was a merchant seaman before becoming a stockbroker’s assistant in 1871. At first an occasional painter, Gauguin often visited the Nouvelle Athenes Café, where he met Pissarro and the Impressionists, whose works he purchased. Gauguin decided to give up the business world in 1883 and devote himself to art.

 

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