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Famous Post-Impressionist Artists

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List of famous Post-Impressionism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Post-Impressionism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Post-Impressionism period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Post-Impressionism artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

A list made up of artists like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Post-Impressionism artists?" and "Who are the best Post-Impressionism artists?"

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  • Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
    Photo: Vincent van Gogh / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
    Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑŋ ˈɣɔx] (listen); 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his suicide at 37 came after years of mental illness and poverty. Born into an... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: The Starry Night, The Potato Eaters, Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, Portrait of Adeline Ravoux, Portrait of Dr. Gachet (First Version)
    • Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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  • Paul Cézanne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
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    Paul Cézanne (US: or UK: ; French: [pɔl sezan]; 19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne is said to have formed the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: The Basket of Apples, The Large Bathers, Still Life with Apples, Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair, Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Bellevue
    • Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Impressionism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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  • Paul Gauguin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
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    Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (UK: , US: ; French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia, and most of his paintings from this time depict people or landscapes from that region. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin's art became popular after his death, partially from the efforts of art dealer Ambroise Vollard, who organized... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Tahitian Women on the Beach, L'Allee des Alyscamps, Still Life with Three Puppies, Vision After the Sermon, Landscape from Pont-Aven
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking
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  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Post-Impressionist Artists
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    Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French: [ɑ̃ʁi də tuluz lotʁɛk]), was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, with Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. In a 2005 auction at Christie's auction house, La Blanchisseuse, his early painting of a young... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: At the Moulin Rouge, The Hangover, Maxime Dethomas at the Bal de l'Opera, La Goulue Entering the Moulin Rouge, In The Restaurant La Mie
    • Birthplace: Albi, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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