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Paul Gauguin Gallery

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Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848 – May 8,1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist recognized after his death for his use of colors and as a forerunner of the Symbolist movement. He was contemporary of Vincent Van Gogh, and his work influenced Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

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10 Facts about the Life of Pablo Picasso

Modigliani, Picasso and Andre Salmon

Pablo Picasso’s artwork is some of the world’s most famous and recognizable art . He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, stage designer and ceramist, but is most known for his paintings. As an adult, he spent most of his time in France.  He is considered on of the prolific and most influential artists of the 20th century.  […]

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Marie Antoinette Portrait Gallery

Marie Antoinette with Rose

Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was born into Austrian royalty, the youngest daughter of Emperor Francis I and Maria Theresa. As a young teen, she married the grandson of Louis XV, and became Queen of France at the age of nineteen. Here are some of the hundreds of portraits of her during her reign as Queen. Move […]

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Monet Gallery

Lady with a Parasol

The French painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) was one of the originators of the Impressionist movement of the nineteenth century. He is most notably known for his nature landscapes, and paintings of Paris and the Normandy coast. Move your mouse over the slide show, and the navigation arrows will appear.

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Renoir Gallery

The Theater Box

The French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was an important member of the Impressionist movement of the nineteenth century. His large body of work includes many portraits of children and women in lively social situations. Move your mouse over the slide show, and the navigation arrows will appear.

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Rembrandt Gallery

Night Watch

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is revered as Holland’s greatest and most prolific baroque artist. Rembrandt was born on July 15, 1606. He was the ninth child of a wealthy family.  His father belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church and his mother was Roman Catholic. His works have a central religious theme, which is an indication of his deep […]

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