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Paul Signac

Paul Signac
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Paul Signac Biography

Paul Signac was born in Paris into a family of a well-to-do master harness-maker. He began to paint in 1880 and was initially influenced by Claude Monet and Guillaumin. In 1883 the young artist attended the free studio of Siegfried Bing (1838-1905). Energetic and sociable, Signac actively participated in foundation of the Société des Artistes Indépendants, a juryless exhibiting society, in 1884. Around 1885, he came into close contact with a group of younger artists, including George Seurat, Maximilien Luce, Henri-Edmond Cross and Theo van Rysselberghe, who set forth the aesthetic and technical creed of Neo-Impressionism (also called Pointillism or Divisionism).

Paul Signac 20 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Paul Signac Bibliography

Henri Perruchot. La vie de Seurat. Hachette. 1966

Paul Signac. By N. Kalitina. Leningrad. 1976.

Impressionist Art. 1860-1920. Edited by Ingo F. Walther. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH. 1997

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Signac: 1863-1935 by Susan Alyson Stein, Marina Ferretti-Bocquillon, Anne Distel, John Leighton. Yale Univ Pr, 2001.

Paul Signac: A Collection of Watercolors and Drawings by Marina Bocquillon-Ferretti, Charles Cachin, Townsend Wolfe. Harry N Abrams, 2000.

Neo-Impressionist Painters: A Sourcebook on Georges Seurat, Camille Pissarro, Paul Signac, Theo Van Rysselberghe, Henri Edmond Cross, Charles Angrand by Russell T. Clement, Annick Houze. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999.