French Pointillism Painter
Seurat, quiet and intense, had been classically trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was attracted to the Impressionists, with their different approach to art. His feeling that Impressionism lacked discipline (combined with study of scientific writings on color theory) led him to create a new style: pointillism. In this, tiny, detached brushstrokes (dots, really) of pure color are placed closely to one another on the canvas. Together they create a shining, harmonious whole composition.
Birth: December 2, 1859, Paris, France
Death: March 29, 1891, Paris, France
Georges Seurat and his paintings in Wikipedia
Georges Seurat and his art in WebMuseum