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Paul Cezanne

 (1839 - 1906)
Paul Cezanne was active/lived in France.  Paul Cezanne is known for modernist landscape, still life and figure painting.

Paul Cezanne

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Paul Cezanne was born on January 19, 1839 in Aix-en-Provence in France.  His first colors were given to him by his father, who later despaired of his becoming a banker instead of a painter.  Paul had a peculiar personality as a child, impressionable and stormy.  He had his first lessons in drawing from a Spanish monk at boarding school.  At thirteen he went to Lycee at Aix where he met Emile Zola;  the two became intimate friends, and inseparable.  This boyhood friendship was perhaps the happiest time of Cezanne's life.  The boys went swimming together and did all the activities that boys do as they grow up.

In addition, Cezanne, inspired by Zola, wrote some poetry. No prodi  ...  Displaying 750 of 7565 characters.

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About  Paul Cezanne

Born:  1839 - Aix-en-Provence, France
Died:   1906 - Aix-en-Provence, France
Known for:  modernist landscape, still life and figure painting