Paul Gauguin

French, 1848-1903

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Paul Gauguin

French, 1848-1903

10,789 followers

A pioneer of the Symbolist art movement in France, Paul Gauguin is renowned for his “savage” art …

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A pioneer of the Symbolist art movement in France, Paul Gauguin is renowned for his “savage” art depicting sumptuous Tahitian women, nude bathers and haystacks in the Breton landscape, and decorative door panels around his hut on the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Although Gauguin began his artistic career …

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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$40m, Christie's, 2006
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 2 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 4 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more
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