Paul Gauguin’s Greatest Works

A banker by profession, Paul Gauguin became one of the giants of impressionism by the end of the 19th century. Gauguin was a friend to many of the great artists of his time like Pissaro and Van Gogh. His art influenced many of the artists that followed like Matisse and Picasso.

This is a great interview of George Shackelford, from the Museum of Fine Art Boston about the life of Paul Gauguin. It is especially interesting to learn about one of his most important paintings – “Who are we? Where are we going?”

This video was done as an introduction to an important exhibition of the Boston and Paris Museums combining their Gauguin collections. The exhibition, which opened in Paris in 2003 commemorated the centennial year of Gauguin’s death.

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Amitai Sasson of is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to as Chief editor and writer.