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Paul Cézanne

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Death: October 22, 1906 (67)
Aix-en-Provence, France
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Son of Louis Auguste Cézanne and Anne Elisabeth Honorine Cézanne
Husband of Marie-Hortense Cézanne
Father of Paul Cézanne
Brother of Marie Cézanne and Rose Conil

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About Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed.

Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour, composition and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human visual perception.

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Paul Cézanne's Timeline

January 19, 1839
Aix-en-Provence, France
Age 32
October 22, 1906
Age 67
Aix-en-Provence, France