Paul Gauguin

1848 - 1903

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Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (UK: , US: , French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and writer, whose work has been primarily associated with the Post-Impressionist and Symbolist movements. He was also an influential practitioner of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Gauguin has received more than 5,625,800 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Paul Gauguin is the 20th most popular painter (down from 19th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from France (down from 29th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Painter.

Paul Gauguin is most famous for his painting, "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?"

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Among painters, Paul Gauguin ranks 20 out of 2,023Before him are Johannes Vermeer, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, and Diego Velázquez. After him are Piet Mondrian, Titian, Gustav Klimt, Donatello, Eugène Delacroix, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

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Among people born in 1848, Paul Gauguin ranks 1After him are Octave Mirbeau, Vilfredo Pareto, Gottlob Frege, Otto Lilienthal, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Arthur Balfour, Tōgō Heihachirō, and Hugo de Vries. Among people deceased in 1903, Paul Gauguin ranks 1After him are Pope Leo XIII, Herbert Spencer, Theodor Mommsen, Camille Pissarro, Alois Hitler, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Alexander I of Serbia, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Otto Weininger, and Hugo Wolf.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Gauguin ranks 32 out of 6,770Before him are Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Denis Diderot (1713), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Nostradamus (1503), Napoleon III (1808), and Édith Piaf (1915). After him are Émile Durkheim (1858), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Pierre Curie (1859), Émile Zola (1840), and Stendhal (1783).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Paul Gauguin ranks 4Before him are Claude Monet (1840), Henri Matisse (1869), and Paul Cézanne (1839). After him are Eugène Delacroix (1798), Édouard Manet (1832), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Edgar Degas (1834), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864).