(b. Jan. 19, 1839, Aix-en-Provence, Fr.--d. Oct. 22, 1906, Aix-en-Provence)
French painter, one of the greatest of the Postimpressionists, whose works
and ideas were influential in the aesthetic development of many 20th-century
artists and art movements, especially
art, misunderstood and discredited by the public during most of his life, grew
eventually challenged all the conventional values of painting in the 19th
century through its insistence on personal expression and on the integrity of
the painting itself. He has been called the father of modern painting.
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It is a fantastic resource for the art lover.