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Paul Gauguin

 (1848 - 1903)
Paul Gauguin was active/lived in France.  Paul Gauguin is known for Post-Impressionist paintings, Tahiti.

Paul Gauguin

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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher in Laguna Hills, California:

Paul Gauguin was born in 1848 in Paris of a Breton father and a Peruvian Creole mother.  His grandmother, Flora Tristan, was a revolutionary socialist and an early French feminist who sometimes claimed to be descended from "a Bourbon of Aragon" whose family also produced the Borgia popes and Lucrezia Borgia.  Tristan married a French engraver who became so violent that he was eventually locked up for twenty years.  Their daughter, Aline Chazel, was Gauguin's mother.  His father, Clovis Gauguin, was a journalist who died when his son was an infant. 

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About  Paul Gauguin

Born:  1848 - Paris, France
Died:   1903 - Fatu-Iwa
Known for:  Post-Impressionist paintings, Tahiti