Paul Cezanne 19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906

Paul Cezanne was a French Post-Impressionist painter. He used planes of colour to build up complex fields, at once observational and abstract. Born in the south of France, he was childhood friends with Emile Zola, who later became a famous novelist. In 1862, after a number of bitter family disputes, Cezanne was sent to study art in Paris. He left most of his artworks unfinished and destroyed many others but by 1904 Cezanne was considered a major artist. During his final years, younger artists would visit him to receive any wisdom he might offer.
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