Paul Cézanne ( * 1839 † 1906 )

Paul Cézanne - (1839 - 1906)

Paul Cézanne was born January 19, 1839 in Aix-en-Provence and first studied, according to the wishes of his father, in the Jura. It is at the Municipal School that he will take evening drawing classes. In 1861, Cézanne moved to Paris, where he met Pissarro. The same year, he returned to Aix discouraged and entered the banking business of his father. Between 1862 and 1864, he made trips to Paris that allowed him to meet Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Bazille or Manet. In the years 1864 until 1870, he alternated between Aix and Paris which allowed him to meet his wife, Marie-Hortense Fiquet. In 1872, Cezanne became the father of a son, also known as Paul, and he began to collaborate with Pissarro, who influenced him in an impressionistic way. In 1872, Cezanne became the father of a son, also known as Paul, and he began to collaborate with Pissarro, who influenced him in an impressionistic way. This collaboration lasted two years and at the end of this period, Cézanne participated in the first Impressionist exhibition, in which he participated with three paintings that were mocked. Between 1879 and 1886, he lived in Paris and other artists in different cities of France. Finally, the artist returns to Aix-en-Provence where he spent his last years before dying on October 22, 1906. By changing his motives to transform them into geometric shapes, Cézanne radically transformed the vision of the viewer and, with Van Gogh, Gauguin and Munch, was one of the pioneers of modern art of the twentieth century.

However, during his life, Cezanne did not have recognition of the art scene and critics were bitter about him, so he remained financially dependent on his father, the banker.

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