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Georges Seurat

French, 1859–1891

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Georges Seurat

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French, 1859–1891

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Georges Seurat was a founder of Post-Impressionism, a movement that arose in France between 1886 and 1906. Seurat rejected the spontaneity of Impressionism in favor of a more methodical technique grounded in science and the study of optics, known as Pointillism. Included in the last Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1886, Seurat’s most famous painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884), features the small, layered brushstrokes of complementary and contrasting hues that he championed.

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$34m, Christie's, 2018
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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
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Centre Pompidou, and 4 more
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Tate, and 4 more
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Georges Seurat was a founder of Post-Impressionism, a movement that arose in France between 1886 and 1906. Seurat rejected the spontaneity of Impressionism in favor of a more methodical technique grounded in science and the study of optics, known as Pointillism. Included in the last Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1886, Seurat’s most famous painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884), features the small, layered brushstrokes of complementary and contrasting hues that he championed.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
$34m, Christie's, 2018
User
Solo show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Group
Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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