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Georges Seurat

(1859-1891)

Biography

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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). Read Georges Seurat's Full Biography


Georges Seurat. Young Peasant in Blue. Young Peasant in Blue. 1881-1882. Oil on wood. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. The Forest at Pontaubert. The Forest at Pontaubert. c.1881-82. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Grassy Hill. Grassy Hill. 1881-82. Oil on canvas. The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Landscape. Landscape. c.1882. Oil on canvas. Corporate Art Collection, The Reader's Digest Association. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Ville-d'Avray, White Houses. Ville-d'Avray, White Houses. c.1882. Oil on canvas. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. View of l'lle-de-France. View of l'lle-de-France. c.1882. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Suburb. Suburb. 1882-83. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Art Moderne, Troyes, France. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Rock-Breakers, Le Raincy. Rock-Breakers, Le Raincy. c.1882. Oil on canvas. Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena, CA, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Les Terrassiers. Les Terrassiers. c.1882. Oil on wood. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Rock-Breaker with a Wheelbarrow. Rock-Breaker with a Wheelbarrow. c.1882. Oil on wood. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Le Tacheron. Le Tacheron. c.1882. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Seated Woman. Seated Woman. c.1882-83. Oil on canvas. The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Peasant with a Hoe. Peasant with a Hoe. c.1882. Oil on canvas. The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Landscape. Landscape. 1882-83. Oil on wood. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
Georges Seurat. Cows in a Field. Cows in a Field. 1882. Oil on wood. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
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