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Early Days:

   Paul Gauguin was born in Paris, France to journalist Clovis Gauguin and half-Peruvian Aline Maria Chazal, the daughter of proto-socialist leader Flora Tristan. In 1851 the family left Paris for Peru, motivated by the political climate of the period. Clovis died on the voyage, leaving three-year old Paul, his mother and his sister to fend for themselves. They lived for four years in Lima, Peru with Paul's uncle and his family. The imagery of Peru would later influence Paul in his art.

Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin


Personal Details


Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin

Place of Birth

Paris, France

Date of Birth

7 June 1848

Date of Death

8 May 1903


Post-Impressionism, Primitivism


Painting, Engraving


   Gauguin had been interested in art since his childhood. In his free time, he began painting. He also visited galleries frequently and purchased work by emerging artists. Gauguin formed a friendship with artist Camille Pissarro, who introduced him to various other artists. As he progressed in his art, Gauguin rented a studio, and showed paintings in Impressionist exhibitions held in 1881 and 1882. Over two summer holidays, he painted with Camille Pissarro and occasionally Paul Cezanne.

   Works Of Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin:

Work done by Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin

Work done by Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin