Gauguin by Himself

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Chartwell Books, 2001 - Art - 320 pages
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A striking volume provides rare insight into Gauguin's tumultuous life and his activities as a writer and an artist, featuring more than two hundred works of art and many letters written to his family and fellow artists, including Pissaro and Van Gogh.

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This volume traces the career of Paul Gauguin through the wide variety of his artistic works on the one hand and his writings on the other. To begin the book, editor Thomson ( Gauguin , Thames ... Read full review


Interpreting the Words ings drawings ceramics sculpture and prints on the one hand and his written words on the other Paul Gauguin like Vincent
List of Plates more general topics most of which came at the end of his life
Guide to the Principal Personalities and when he was too ill to paint are introduced in so far as seemed appropriate to elucidate the decisions he had m...

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Paul Gauguin (1848A[aČa1903) was a French painter, though starting with four years spent in Peru when he was a child, and a stint in the marines as a young man, Gauguin traveled throughout his life. In his painting and with the publication of his journal, "Noa-Noa," it was his travel to Tahiti that remains his best known influence. Though originally employed as a stockbroker, Gauguin's work now resides in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago and other museums around the world.

Thomson studied French and Art History at the University of East Anglia and at the Sorbonne, and completed graduate work at the Courtauld Institute.

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