Paul Cezanne – Biography and Artwork of the French Painter

Paul Cezanne

The renowned French painter Paul Cezanne was born in 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, France. After being unsuccessful at his studies at the University of Aix to pursue a law degree, Cézanne began to paint in 1860 in his homeland. His early works featured romantic and classical themes and incorporated dark colors with an expressive brushwork reminiscent of Delacroix’s style.

In 1886, Cezanne started to paint outdoors and adopted a new coloring techniques that were inspired by Camille Pissarro. His paintings capture the impressionism movement while reserving the depth that he loved so much. One of his most beloved landscapes is “The House of the Hanged Man”.

Paul Cezanne’s revolutionary works in 19th century art had transformed neo-impressionism into cubism, paving way for a seismic shift in painting and paving the way for artists like Picasso and Matisse. He is renown for his famous paintings such as “Bathers” series, “The Basket of Apples”, “Card Players”, among many others. All these pieces embody an admiration for the natural world and reflect Cezanne’s mastery of color and composition which are still widely acclaimed today.

Famous Paul Cezanne Artwork

Paul Cezanne created countless examples of priceless art in his lifetime.  A few examples of these include The Large Bathers, The Card Players, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The House of the Hanged Man.