Paul Signac was a French Post-Impressionist artist and theorist. Signac’s favored motif was the Mediterranean, and he often rendered views from its harbor cities in his pointillist pieces. Signac left his architectural studies behind to become an artist after seeing the works of Impressionists like Claude Monet in Paris. He wanted to further develop the techniques used by Impressionists, and to compose exacting harmonies of color instead.
A painting by French Pointillist Paul Signac, which was stolen in 2018 from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy, France, was just found by the Ukrainian authorities, who suspect that the criminal group is also involved in the Renoir robbery in Vienna.