Paul Cézanne studied in Paris at the Academy Suisse. He was refused admission to the art academy and the Salon did not want to exhibit his works. In 1882, twenty years after his first attempt to be admitted to the Salon, his work was finally exhibited there. In 1895 Cézanne returned to his birthplace Aix-en-Provence, where he went almost every day to 'his' mountain the Sainte-Victoire to paint the landscape. One month before his death he wrote: 'I hope to die while painting'. Cézanne's work became an example for the most important artists of the 20th century, such as Picasso and Mondriaan.
Aix-en-Provence 1839 - Aix-en-Provence 1906