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Cézanne, Paul

French artist Paul Cézanne was a highly influential figure in 20th century art, a pioneer in the Post-Impressionist movement, and inspiration for the Cubist movement. Cézanne was born on January 19, 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, France. His father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne, the co-founder of a highly successful banking firm, discouraged his son from pursuing his interest in art and persuaded him to study law instead. Wishing to please his father, yet not wanting to abandon his dream of becoming an artist, Cézanne studied law at University of Aix, but also enrolled and took courses at the School of Design at Aix at the same time. In 1861, Cézanne expressed his wish to move to Paris and pursue a career as an artist ...

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Google Doodle Celebrates Paul Cezanne’s Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of the “Father of Modern Art,” Paul Cezanne.


[VIDEO] Happy Birthday Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

[VIDEO] Happy Birthday Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Cézanne was a highly influential figure in 20th century art, a pioneer in the Post-Impressionist movement and inspiration for the Cubist movement.


Two Cezanne sketches found on backs of paintings

When Albert Barnes obtained two Paul Cezanne watercolors, he probably didn’t realize he was receiving four works by the influential French artist. Two unfinished sketches were discovered on the verso (the reverse side) of two Cezanne paintings depicting French landscape. The sketches have most likely not been seen since the early 20th century, causing the […]


Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond

Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond at the National Gallery of Australia features 112 of some of the best-known works of modern art from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.


Artist Birthdays November 11 – PAUL SIGNAC

Today’s artist birthdays.


Cézanne – Picasso – Mondrian in the Hague

Cézanne – Picasso – Mondrian will reveal in spectacular fashion how advances in painting suddenly gathered pace around 1900.


Turner to Cezanne at Everson Museum of Art

Turner to Cezanne at Everson Museum of Art

Visitors to the Everson Museum of Art experience a brush with greatness with the exhibition Turner to Cezanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales.


Cézanne and American Modernism at Montclair Art Museum

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) presents Cézanne and American Modernism, the first exhibition to examine fully the influence of Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) upon modern American artists from 1907 to 1930.


Cézanne to Picasso – MoMA Highlights 9 Exceptional European Paintings

Cézanne to Picasso: Paintings from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection is an intimate installation that highlights a group of nine exceptional early modern European paintings that have been promised over the years to The Museum of Modern Art by David and Peggy Rockefeller.


Therapeutic Benefits of Art

Paul Cézanne famously wrote: “Don’t be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.” The radical Post-Impressionist imparted these words decades before modern psychology, mental welfare, and stress management were topics of conversation, let alone modes of scientific inquiry. Yet Cézanne’s romantic intuition aligns with a practice scientists recognize today: art therapy. Art has the […]


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