French Post-Impressionism Painter
Gauguin, in what we now might call a "mid-life crisis", left his career and family to pursue painting, traveling as far as Tahiti to "find himself". Inspired by the South Pacific, Gauguin moved away from Impressionism (and the style of his mentor, Pissarro) and became known for using flat forms and wild color. His best known works all came from this later period.
Tahitian Women, 1891
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897
Birth: June 7, 1848, Paris, France
Death: May 8, 1903, Marquesas, French Polynesia
Paul Gauguin and his paintings in Wikipedia
Paul Gauguin and his art in WebMuseum