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Paul Cézanne

French painter and draftsman

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Cézanne modulated warm and cool hues to depict depth and surface and used his constructive brushstroke, rather than perspective or foreshortening, to build up form and structure. Since 1890, his complex painting has influenced nearly every avant-garde movement in painting, including Cubism and abstract art. In his early career, he was strongly influenced by Delacroix and Courbet, using thick slabs of paint to give his early works a sculptural presence and intensity. He exhibited with the Impressionists, but eventually rejected what he considered the Impressionists' lack of structure, declaring his intention to make Impressionism into "something solid and durable, like the art of museums.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500004793.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Paul Cézanne:

Paul Cézanne Portrait of the Painter Armand Guillaumin (Le Peintre Armand Guillaumin au pendu), 1873 Etching
Paul Cézanne Head of a Young Girl (Tête de Jeune Fille), 1873 Etching
Paul Cézanne Self Portrait of the Artist, ca. 1896-1897 Lithograph
Paul Cézanne Landscape in Auvers, Farm Entrance on the Rue Saint-Rémy, 1873 Etching printed in brown ink with plate tone on heavyweight wove paper
Paul Cézanne Bathers (large version), 1896-1897 Offset lithograph
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