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Georges Seurat

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat

Profession: Post-Impressionist Painter


Biography: 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".

Born: December 2, 1859
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: March 29, 1891 (aged 31)

Historical Events

  • 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"
  • 1984-05-02 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George", a fictionalized version of painter Georges Seurat's relationship with his grandson, starring Mandy Patinkin, opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 604 performances, wins a Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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