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Paul Gauguin
Self Portrait, 1893
Birth name Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin
Born 7 June 1848(1848-06-07)
Paris, France
Died 8 May 1903(1903-05-08) (aged 54)
Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Field Painting, engraving
Movement Post-Impressionism, Primitivism

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading French Post-Impressionist painter. His bold tests with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art, and the meaning of the subjects in his paintings helped create Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential user of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.[1][2] He died of syphilis.


  1. Prints by Paul Guaguin, ArtServe: Australian National University
  2. Woodcut and Wood Engraving, The Free Dictionary