Paul Gauguin

French symbolist/post-impressionist (painter/sculptor)

Major Accomplishments

- His early masterpieces

"Vision After the Sermon"

"Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?"

- He used bold colors, exaggerated body proportions and "stark" contrasts in his paintings, this set him apart from other artists at the time

Influence in Paris

- Gauguin was born in Paris, France, he moved to Peru as a small child, then traveled back to Paris multiple times throughout his lifetime

- Gauguin sparked a friendship with another artist named Camille Pissarro while in Paris

- He was one of the leading French painters of the postimpressionist period

- Worked in Arles (southern France) with Vincent Van Gough