Paul Gauguin

Known for his painting, sculpting, and ceramics

Major Accomplishments

Paul Gauguin was well known for being one of the pioneers of post-impressionalism with his use of heavy outlines in paintings. His work is said to have influenced countless artists including Picasso and Matisse as well as to the French avant-garde. His most famous painting is probably Where do we come from? Where are we? Where are we going?.

Life In Paris

Gauguin was born in Paris and spent much of his life there. He lived there as a child and later moved there after he had left his family in order to pursue his artistic career. In Paris he worked with numerous notable artists including VIncent Van Gogh, Emile Bernard, and Paul Cezanne. Ganguin's ambitious designs and color schemes had a lasting influence on modern art and he inspired many artists and movements from the early 20th Century.