Georges Seurat, ‘The Channel of Gravelines, Petit Fort Philippe’, 1890, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Gift of Mrs. James W. Fesler in memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth C. Marmon

About Georges Seurat

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.

French, 1859-1891, Paris, France, based in Paris, France