Happy Birthday Gauguin
French painter, Paul Gauguin was born today, June 7th, in 1848. Before his career in painting, he was a stockbroker in Paris. At the age of 35, he decided to devote his life to painting and eventually moved to several places, including Tahiti. Much of his art is remembered for containing broad, flat tones, and bold colors and he is regarded as a highly influential founder of modern art. Check out some Gauguin at your local musuem or in some of our delightful art books.