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Georges Seurat

Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: March 29, 1891 (31)
Gravelines, France
Place of Burial: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Chrysostome Seurat and Ernestine Faivre
Partner of Madeleine Knobloch
Father of Pierre-Georges Seurat and Stillborn Seurat
Brother of Berthe Seurat

Occupation: Artiste peintre
Managed by: Benoit ROUSSEL
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About Georges Seurat

Georges-Pierre Seurat ( 2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist artist. He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism as well as pointillism. While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical appreciation. Seurat's artistic personality combined qualities that are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility, on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind. His large-scale work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886) altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.

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Georges Seurat's Timeline

December 2, 1859
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
February 16, 1890
March 29, 1891
Age 31
Gravelines, France
March 31, 1891
Age 31
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
April 1891