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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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  • Paul Signac
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    Paul Victor Jules Signac (French: [pɔl siɲak]; 11 November 1863 – 15 August 1935) was a French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Van Gogh's House, The Papal Palace, Avignon, Setting Sun. Sardine Fishing. Adagio. Opus 221 from the series The Sea, The Boats
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Divisionism, Modern art, Post-Impressionism, Neo-impressionism, Pointillism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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  • Camille Pissarro
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    Camille Pissarro ( piss-AR-oh, French: [kamij pisaʁo]; 10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US Virgin Islands, but then in the Danish West Indies). His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro studied from great forerunners, including Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54. In 1873 he helped establish a collective society of fifteen aspiring artists, becoming the "pivotal" figure in holding the... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, The Hermitage at Pontoise, The Tuileries Gardens, Afternoon
    • Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, United States, with Territories
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Impressionism, Neo-impressionism
    • Nationality: France, Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
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  • Henri Rousseau
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    Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (French: [ɑ̃ʁi ʒyljɛ̃ feliks ʁuso]; 21 May 1844 – 2 September 1910) was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time.Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: The Sleeping Gypsy, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope, Self-Portrait, Self-Portrait of the Artist with a Lamp, The Muse Inspires the Poet
    • Birthplace: Laval, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Naïve art
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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  • Georges-Pierre Seurat
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    Georges-Pierre Seurat (UK: SUR-uh, US: sə-RAH, French: [ʒɔʁʒ pjɛʁ sœʁa]; 2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist artist. He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical appreciation. Seurat's artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility; on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind. His large-scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Can-Can, The Lighthouse at Honfleur, Gray weather, Grande Jatte
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Divisionism, Modern art, Post-Impressionism, Neo-impressionism, Pointillism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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