Georges Seurat

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Birthday
2, 1859
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Mar 29, 1891 (31)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1859
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Mar 29, 1891 (31)

About

Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman whose iconic work, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," exemplified his pointillist style.

Before Fame

He was trained by the famed Henri Lehmann at the École des Beaux-Arts. His work heralded the beginning of the Neo-Impressionism and Pointillism movements.

Trivia

His most famous painting, 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,' became the inspiration for the Broadway musical, 'Sunday in the Park with George,' by Stephen Sondheim.

Family Life

He was born into a wealthy family to Antoine Chrysostome Seurat and Ernestine Faivre. He had a son named Pierre in 1890 with then-girlfriend Madeleine Knobloch.

Associated With

He and Paul Cezanne were both classified as Post-Impressionist painters.