XIX - XXth century sculptures
GAUGIN Paul (1848-1903)
One of the most important french painter of the XIXth century left some wood and terracotta sculptures made in France and during his stay in Tahiti. Many bronzes cast after his death are editions of his wood creations. Gauguin was born in Paris and lived in Perou until 7 years old. He worked as a sailor but, influenced by impressionists, left his job and starts painting. He travels a lot, meets Van Gogh and Emile Bernard, while working on his personal style. Most of his sculptures and painting are representative of his last moments.