Full Name: Georges Seurat
Profession: Post-Impressionist Painter
Why Famous: Georges Seurat is famous for devising the Pointillist method of painting and as the leading Neo-impressionist in such works as "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte".
- 1884-07-29 Society of Independent Artists founded in Paris by Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac
- 1884-12-01 Society of Independent Artists hold 1st exhibition in Polychrome Pavilion, Paris, includes Georges Seurat's "Bathers at Asnières"
- 1886-08-20 Second Salon exhibition by Society of Independent Artists held in Paris; includes Georges Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"