Paul Gauguin was an iconic French artist regarded as one of the most important figures in the Symbolist movement. Some of his well-known paintings include 1888's Vision After the Sermon, 1889's Still Life with Japanese Woodcut and 1899's Two Tahitian Women. His works influenced several important artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
In 1873, he married Mette-Sophie Gad, with whom he fathered five children, including Jean René.
In 2015, his 1892 oil painting Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) made history by becoming the most expensive artwork in the world after it was sold for $300 million. The painting was rumored to have been bought by the Qatar Museums.
He was rumored to have suffered from Syphilis.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.Paul Gauguin
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?Paul Gauguin
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary and it is they alone who are masters.Paul Gauguin
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object beware of this stumbling block.Paul Gauguin
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.Paul Gauguin
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.Paul Gauguin
was a famous French painter,
who was born on
June 7, 1848. As a person born on this date, Paul Gauguin is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 7) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1848).
People born on June 7
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Paul Gauguin is the 316th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Paul Gauguin's birthday, Paul Gauguin is the 61st most famous French and ranks 192nd in famous people born in Paris, France.
In general, Paul Gauguin ranks as the 3660th
most popular famous person, and the 31st most popular painter of all time.
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