The Artist

Paul C├ęzanne (1839-1906), the son of a banker, was born in Aix-en-Provence, and he later studied law there. In addition, he took courses at the School of Drawing. In 1869, he went to Paris, where he made friends with impressionist painters, but a few years later he returned to the south of France. He was very interested in color and in volume, for example in still lifes, and he is considered to be a forerunner of cubism.

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