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Georges Seurat was born on December 2th 1859 in a bourgeois family.
He studies at Fine Arts and Architecture School in 1878, where he’s trained by H.Lehmann according to Ingres principles of paint.
From 1884, he displays his first major work at the Salon: The swimming. He takes part in the setting up of the Independent Artists Society which gets Paul Signac, Henri-Edmond Cross, Charles Angrand, Maximilien Luce and Camille Pissarro together. With them, he becomes leader of neo-impressionism movement.
Sophisticated, his paintings are the result of a long preliminary work like A Sunday afternoon at the Grande Jatte island (1886) finished in two years or The Modals (1888), Circus, where shade and light games are remarkable and superbly split in the space.
His international reputation is so much important that his paint will have a direct influence on other artists like Matisse. They could admire Seurat’s talent through his 67 paintings made during his short life (death of the painter in 1891).