French post-impressionist, considered the 'Father of Modern Painting'.
He studied at the College Bourbon, beginning in 1852 where he met his Emile Zola and Baptistin Baille.
His work formed the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism.
Married Marie-Hortense Fiquet in 1886.
Another renowned French artist who made valuable contributions to the Cubism line of artistic enquiry, was fellow French artist Jean Cocteau.