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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 214 PROFILES IN ART

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

FROM STOCKBROKER TO SYMBOLIST

 

Paul Gauguin was born to a radical French journalist father and Peruvian-Creole mother. Soon after Gauguin was born, the family fled France for Peru to escape persecution for his father’s outspoken opinions. As fate would have it, Gauguin’s father subsequently died on the voyage, and the family spent the next few years living with relatives in Lima before returning to France.

 

After traveling the world with the navy, Gauguin settled in Paris where he became a stockbroker; he married in 1873 and eventually had five children. Gauguin enjoyed painting as a ...

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