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Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat
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Georges Seurat Biography

Georges Pierre Seurat was born on 2 December 1859 in Paris. His father, Chrysostome-Antoine Seurat, had been a legal official in La Villette. He had saved a substantial amount of money and lived a secluded life as a pensioner in his house in the Provence and visited his family in Paris just once a week. Seurat’s mother, Ernestine Faivre, came from a prosperous middle-class Parisian family. During his schooldays, Seurat was introduced to painting by an uncle on his mother's side, the textile dealer Paul Haumonté-Faivre, himself an amateur painter. In 1875 he started to attend a drawing class taught by the sculptor Justin Lequien at a night school in the city. There he made friends with Edmond Aman-Jean (1858-1935/36).

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Georges Seurat Bibliography

Henri Perruchot. La vie de Seurat. Hachette. 1966

Seurat: A biography. By L. Rewald. NY. 1990

Georges Seurat. 1859-1891. The Master of Pointillism. By Hajo Düchting. Taschen. 1999.

Seurat (World of Art) by John Russell. Thames & Hudson. 1985.

Seurat and the Avant-Garde by Paul Smith. Yale Univ Pr, 1997.

Seurat: Drawings and Paintings by Robert L. Herbert. Yale Univ Pr, 2001.

Georges Seurat (Masters of Art) by Pierre Courthion. Harry N Abrams, 1988.

Seurat and the Bathers by John Leighton, Richard Thomson. Yale University Press, 1997.

Van Gogh and Friends Art Game: With Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Rousseau and Toulouse-Lautrec by Wenda Brewster O'Reilly. Birdcage Books, 2002.