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Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) France

Paul Cezanne was a French painter and is considered one of the most prominent impressionists and modernists. Cezanne often painted still lifes and landscapes, and inspired artists like Pablo Picasso and George Braque to move away from a more figurative style and to experiment with Cubism. Cezanne’s greatness lies in the way he painted, rather than in his choice of subjects. He was also noted for his use of color and light, and for his experimental approach to perspective. Cezanne’s career lasted more than 40 years, and he was incredibly prolific: around 900 pieces are preserved, though some are incomplete. Cezanne’s works can be seen at the world’s major museums, such as the Tate Modern and National Gallery in London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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