|DAY 144||PROFILES IN ART|
AHEAD OF HIS TIME
Although Paul Cézanne was a peer of the Impressionists, he always remained on the fringe of the movement. The methods he employed in his paintings relative to space, perspective, and composition were decidedly modern and foreshadowed early 20th-century artistic genres, especially Cubism, although this was not attributed to him until after his death.
Cézanne was born and raised in Aixen-Provence, France, where he grew up alongside celebrated French novelist Émile Zola. As a young man, Cézanne studied law and took art classes. In 1861, against his father’s wishes, he ...