Paul Gauguin: An Erotic Life

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Yale University Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 316 pages
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In this penetrating and daring biography of Paul Gauguin (1848P1903), Mathews traces the themes of sex and violence through the artist's life, from the near-murderous quarrels of his grandparents to his abusive treatment of his wife to his sexual encounters in French Polynesia. 80 illustrations.

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About the author (2001)

Nancy Mowll Mathews is Eugenie Prendergast Curator at the Williams College Museum of Art. She is the author of numerous books and has organized several major exhibitions on Impressionist and post-Impressionist art.

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