Paul Gauguin


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Paul Gauguin

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Paul Gauguin

French Symbolist painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramist, and writeradd

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1848, deceased in 1903.

Countries: France (66%), Panama (6%), Netherlands (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Vincent van Gogh, Tahiti, Pablo Picasso

Linked to: The New York Times, Australian National University, Hermitage Museum, Pont-Aven School




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Paul Gauguin was born in 1848. add something


At the age of seven, Gauguin and his family returned to France. add something


The Vision After the Sermon Jacob wrestling with the Angel

oil on canvas , 1859

Two Tahitian Women

oil on canvas , 1870


In 1871, Gauguin returned to Paris where he secured a job as a stockbroker. add something


In 1873, around the same time as he became a stockbroker, he started becoming an artist too. add something


Mette Gauguin

oil on canvas , 1873


oil on canvas , 1875


In 1877 Gauguin, "moved downmarket and across the river to the poorer, newer, urban sprawls" of Vaugirard. add something


He showed paintings in Impressionist exhibitions held in 1881 and 1882 - (earlier a sculpture, of his son Emile, had been the only sculpture in the 4th Impressionist Exhibition of 1879. add something


Garten in der Rue Carcel

oil on canvas , 1881

Reo Ma`ohi Vahine no te tiare

oil on canvas , 1882


By 1884 Gauguin had moved with his family to Copenhagen , Denmark, where he pursued a business career as a tarpaulin salesman. add something


He returned to Paris in 1885, after his wife and her family asked him to leave because he renounced the values they shared. add something



oil on canvas , 1885


In 1887, after visiting Panama, he spent several months near Saint Pierre in Martinique, in the company of his friend the artist Charles Laval. add something


Like his friend Vincent van Gogh, with whom in 1888 he spent nine weeks painting in Arles , Paul Gauguin experienced many bouts of depression and at one time attempted suicide. add something


Les Alyscamps

oil on canvas , 1888


Vincent van Gogh - Similarly in Arles , in spring 1888 he arranged his Flowering Orchards into triptychs, began a series of figures that found its end in The Roulin Family series, and finally, when Gauguin had consented to work and live in Arles side-by-side with Van Gogh, he started to work on The Decorations for the Yellow House, which was by some accounts the most ambitious effort he ever undertook.


Theo van Gogh (art dealer) - Theo introduced Vincent to Paul Gauguin, Paul_Cézanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau, Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat, and in 1888 he persuaded Gauguin to join Vincent, who had moved to Arles in the meantime


Poster of the 1889 Exhibition of Paintings by the Impressionist and Synthetist Group, at Cafe des Arts, known as the The Volpini Exhibition, 1889. add something


Christ on the Mount of Olives

oil on canvas , 1889

Self-Portrait with Halo

oil on panel , 1889

Major work

The Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin


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They never saw each other again, but they continued to correspond and in 1890 Gauguin proposed they form an artist studio in Antwerp. add something


Edouard Vuillard - By 1890, the year in which Vuillard met Pierre Bonnard and Paul Serusier, he had joined the Nabis, a group of art students inspired by the synthetism of Gauguin.


Tahiti - The French painter Paul Gauguin lived on Tahiti in the 1890s and painted many Tahitian subjects


Tahitian Women on the Beach

oil on canvas , 1891

Watermill in Pont-Aven

oil on canvas, 1894


Gauguin left France again on 3 July 1895, never to return. add something


According to Gauguin biographer David Sweetman, Picasso as early as 1902 became an aficionado of Gauguin's work when he met and befriended the expatriate Spanish sculptor and ceramist Paco Durrio (1875–1940), in Paris . add something


Cruel Tales Exotic Saying

oil on canvas , 1902

Reiter am Strand

oil on canvas , 1902


Paul Gauguin died in 1903 add something


On 27 March 1903, he was charged with libel against the governor, M Guicheray and given three days to prepare his defense. add something


On 27 March 1903, while living in the Marquesas Islands, he was charged with libeling the governor, M Guicheray, and given three days to prepare his defense add something


If in later years Picasso played down his debt to Gauguin, there is no doubt that between 1905 and 1907 he felt a very close kinship with this other Paul, who prided himself on Spanish genes inherited from his Peruvian grandmother add something


Both David Sweetman and John Richardson point to the Gauguin sculpture called "Oviri" , the gruesome phallic figure of the Tahitian goddess of life and death that was intended for Gauguin's grave, exhibited in the 1906 retrospective exhibition that even more directly led to "Les Demoiselles add something


In the autumn of 1906, Picasso made paintings of oversized nude women, and monumental sculptural figures that recalled the work of Paul Gauguin and showed his interest in primitive art add something


Picasso's interest in stoneware was further stimulated by the examples he saw at the 1906 Gauguin retrospective at the Salon d'Automne add something


Picasso's paintings of massive figures from 1906 were directly influenced by Gauguin's sculpture, painting and his writing as well add something


The 1906 exhibition of Gauguin's work left Picasso more than ever in this artist's thrall add something


" Sweetman writes, "Gauguin's statue "Oviri," which was prominently displayed in 1906, was to stimulate Picasso's interest in both sculpture and ceramics, while the woodcuts would reinforce his interest in print-making, though it was the element of the primitive in all of them which most conditioned the direction that Picasso's art would take add something


The power evoked by Gauguin's work led directly to "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" in 1907 add something


Mikhail Larionov - In 1908 he staged the Golden Fleece exhibition in Moscow, which included paintings by international avant-garde artists such as Matisse, Derain, Braque, Gauguin and Van Gogh


Max Ernst - In 1912 he visited the Sonderbund exhibition in Cologne , where works by Pablo Picasso and post-Impressionists such as Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin profoundly influenced his approach to art.


W. Somerset Maugham - In 1916, Maugham travelled to the Pacific to research his novel "The Moon and Sixpence", based on the life of Paul Gauguin


He died on 21 April 1961 in Copenhagen add something


Emile Marae a Tai, illiterate and raised in Tahiti, was brought to Chicago by French journalist Josette Giraud in 1963 and became an artist of note add something


Vincent van Gogh - Pickvance , 177 It was one of seven canvases sent to Pont-Aven on 4 October 1888 as exchange of work with Paul Gauguin, Emile_Bernard (Émile_Bernard), Charles Laval, and others


" Until 1987, when the Musée d'Orsay acquired this little-known work it had never been recognized as the masterpiece it is, let alone recognized for its relevance to the works leading up to the "Demoiselles add something


In 2003, the Paul Gauguin Cultural Center opened in Atuona in the Marquesas Islands add something


Mario Vargas Llosa based his 2003 novel "The Way to Paradise" on Gauguin's life, and that of his grandmother Flora Tristan add something


Vincent van Gogh - The Van Gogh Museum is hosting an exhibition "Van Gogh at Work" featuring 200 paintings and drawings, 150 of them by van Gogh and others including Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard; from May 1, 2013 until January 12, 2014


In 2014, forensic examination of four teeth found in a glass jar in a well near Gauguin's hut threw into question the conventional belief that Gauguin suffered from syphilis add something