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Paul Gauguin

French painter and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Gauguin was one of the leading French painters of the Postimpressionist period. He is noted for his imaginative subjects and expressive use of color, in attempts to capture a more primitive emotion in his works. He professed an appreciation of exotic peoples, whom he believed to be innocent of modern civilization's woes. French painter and printmaker.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500011421.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Paul Gauguin:

Paul Gauguin Titre pour “Le Sourire”, ca. 1900 Woodcut on thin Japanese paper
Paul Gauguin Joys of Brittany (Joies de Bretagne), possibly 1889 Lithograph on yellow wove paper
Paul Gauguin Breton Women at a Fence (Bretonnes à la Barrière), 1889 Lithograph on yellow wove paper
Paul Gauguin Portrait of the Poet, Stéphane Mallarmé, 1891 Etching on laid paper, modern?
Paul Gauguin Te Po (La Grand Nuit), 1893-1894 Woodcut printed in black, orange, and yellow inks on tan wove paper
Paul Gauguin Te Atua (The Gods), 1893-1894 Woodcut printed in two colors, black and orange on Japan paper
Paul Gauguin Ja Orana Maria (Je vous salue, Marie), 19th century Lithograph
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