Paul Gauguin

1848 - 1903 · France

Artist biography

Paul Gauguin was a visual artist, who originated from France, like other prominent artists such as Sébastien Reuzé, Benjamin Swaim, Noart, Jerome Loocke, and Aurore Valade. Paul Gauguin was born in 1848 and died in 1903.


Paul Gauguin's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Switzerland and the United States. Galleries include Artvera’S and Grob Gallery in Geneva, and Acquavella Galleries in New York.

Paul Gauguin in private collections

Paul Gauguin's works can be found on Artland in the following collections: hahahacheong, which also includes works from prominent artists Kaws, Jeff Koons and Paul Gauguin; as well as FlorianHolzner which features the works of Gerhard Richter, Jean Miotte and Edgar Degas.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and dominant French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Paul Gauguin

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