1859 - 1891 · France
Georges Seurat was a creative artist, who originated from France, like other famous artists such as Ella, Sandrine Mahéo, Nils Guadagnin, Jean Metzinger, and Olivier Debré. Georges Seurat, born in 1859, died in 1891.
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant nation in the development of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, establishing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst a multitude of others.