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Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 Juin 1848 – 8 Mey 1903) wis a French post-Impressionist airtist. Unappreciatit till efter his daith, Gauguin is nou recognised for his experimental uise o colour an Synthetist style that war distinctly different frae Impressionism. Taewart the end o his life he spent ten years in French Polynesie, an maist o his pentins frae this time depict fowk or laundscapes frae that region.

Paul Gauguin
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Gauguin, c. 1891
Born Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin
7 Juin 1848(1848-06-07)
Paris, Fraunce
Died 8 Mey 1903(1903-05-08) (aged 54)
Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesie
Kent for Paintin, sculptur, ceramics, engravin
Muivement Post-Impressionism, Primitivism

His wirk wis influential tae the French avant-garde an mony modren airtists, sic as Pablo Picasso an Henri Matisse. Gauguin's airt becam popular efter his daith, pairtially frae the efforts o art dealer Ambroise Vollard, that organised exhibeetions o his wirk late in his career an assistit in organisin twa important posthumous exhibeetions in Paris.[1][2] Gauguin wis an important feegur in the Seembolist muivement as a penter, sculptor, prentmakker, ceramist, an writer. His expression o the inherent meanin o the subjects in his pentins, unner the influence o the cloisonnist style, paved the wey tae Primitivism an the return tae the pastoral. He wis an aa an influential proponent o wid engravin an widcuts as airt forms.[3][4]