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Paul Signac

Parijs 1863 - Parijs 1935

Paul Signac, born in Paris, was involved in founding the Société des Indépendants in 1884. This annual, non-jury exhibition offered admission to all artists, regardless of the style in which they worked. Here he met the pointillist painter Georges Seurat, who inspired him to apply the physical laws of light and colour in his painting. At the end of the 19th century, the pointillist round dots in Signac's work made way for an increasingly broader mosaic-like brush style. Signac's method of painting had a great influence on artists such as Henri Matisse and Kees van Dongen.

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