Paul Gauguin

1848 - 1903

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Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (UK: , US: ; French: [ø.ʒɛn ɑ̃.ʁi pɔl ɡo.ɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Gauguin has received more than 4,074,089 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 102 in 2019). Paul Gauguin is the 16th most popular painter, the 21st most popular biography from France (down from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 16 out of 1,428Before him are Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Edvard Munch, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, and Sandro Botticelli. After him are Paul Cézanne, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Donatello.

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Among people born in 1848, Paul Gauguin ranks 1After him are Octave Mirbeau, Vilfredo Pareto, Gottlob Frege, Otto Lilienthal, Gustave Caillebotte, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Otto of Bavaria, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Tōgō Heihachirō, Hugo de Vries, and Wyatt Earp. Among people deceased in 1903, Paul Gauguin ranks 1After him are Pope Leo XIII, Herbert Spencer, Camille Pissarro, Theodor Mommsen, 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 21 out of 5,234Before him are Honoré de Balzac (1799), Nostradamus (1503), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), John Calvin (1509), and Charles de Gaulle (1890). After him are Paul Cézanne (1839), Émile Zola (1840), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Henri Matisse (1869), and Édith Piaf (1915).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Paul Gauguin ranks 2Before him are Claude Monet (1840). After him are Paul Cézanne (1839), Henri Matisse (1869), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Édouard Manet (1832), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Edgar Degas (1834), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Nicolas Poussin (1594).