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Paul Gauguin
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Paul Gauguin, The Artists
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Paul Gauguin was a French artist born on June 7, 1848. Gauguin contributed to the Post-Impressionist movement and died on May 8, 1903.

Self Portrait in the role of Jean Valjean, Paul Gauguin

Self Portrait in the role of Jean Valjean 1888

We’re in the presence of an unspoiled creature with the instincts of a wild beast. With Gauguin, blood and sex have the edge over ambition.

Van Gogh and Gauguin to Emile Bernard 1888

For two months I’ve been working on a large sculpture, and I dare believe that it’s the best thing I’ve done up to now ... A monster who looks like me is taking the hand of a naked woman —

Gauguin to Vincent Van Gogh 1889

Portrait of Jacob Meyer de Haan by Lamplight, Paul Gauguin

Portrait of Jacob Meyer de Haan by Lamplight 1889

Self-Portrait with Halo and Snake, Paul Gauguin

Self-Portrait with Halo and Snake 1889

The Yellow Christ, Paul Gauguin

The Yellow Christ 1889

Woman in front of a Still Life by Cézanne, Paul Gauguin

Woman in front of a Still Life by Cézanne 1890

Hail Mary, Paul Gauguin

Hail Mary 1891

In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse, Paul Gauguin

In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse 1891

When will you marry?, Paul Gauguin

When will you marry? 1892

The Siesta, Paul Gauguin

The Siesta 1892 – 1894

Young Christian Girl, Paul Gauguin

Young Christian Girl 1894

Portrait of a Young Woman - Vaite Jeanne Goupil, Paul Gauguin

Portrait of a Young Woman - Vaite Jeanne Goupil 1896

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit, Paul Gauguin

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit 1896

Nevermore (O Taiti), Paul Gauguin

Nevermore (O Taiti) 1897

Reo Tahiti (Vairaumati), Paul Gauguin

Reo Tahiti (Vairaumati) 1897

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Paul Gauguin

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? 1897 – 1898

Two Tahitian Women, Paul Gauguin

Two Tahitian Women 1899

The Writings of a Savage 1996

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Gauguin's Intimate Journals, Recommended Reading

How problematic was this famously problematic artist? Gauguin holds nothing back in this egotistical, self-pitying memoir. Enjoy?

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