Georges Seurat, ‘The Lighthouse at Honfleur’, 1886, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Framed: 94.6 x 109.4 x 10.3 cm (37 1/4 x 43 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Image rights: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

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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