One of the most famous French Post-Impressionist Painter |
Best known for his painted scenes of Tahiti |
Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903) was one of the leading pioneers of post-impressionism. Gauguin was nearly nomadic. He had spent his first few years in Lima. After a stint in India and the Black Sea he returned to Paris in 1871, where he worked as a stockbroker for over 10 years. During this period, he took up painting as a hobby and began painting scenes from the French capital. Gauguin abandoned the world of finance in 1882 and decided to pursue his passion for painting. He traveled to Tahiti, wwhich had an influence on his art. He panted there several colorful landscapes and portraits of Polynesian women, which are among his best-known works. Paul Gauguin's works of art are appreciated, above all, for a progressive very bright and bold color scheme.