Georges Seurat

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Seurat was born to a well-off family in Paris. His father was a legal official and a native of Champagne; his mother was Parisian. Seurat first studied art with Justin Lequien, a sculptor. Seurat attended the �cole des Beaux-Arts in 1878 and 1879. After a year of service at Brest military academy, he returned to Paris in 1880. He shared a small studio on the Left Bank with two student friends before moving to a studio of his own. For the next two years he devoted himself to mastering the art of black and white drawing. He spent 1883 on his first major painting � a huge canvas titled Bathing at Asni�res (see Asni�res-sur-Seine).

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1881 - Forest at Pontaubert 1883 - River Banks 1884 - Bathing at Asniers 1885 - Fort Samson
1886 - Sunday Afternoon 1886 - The Bridge at Courbevoie 1888 - Gray Weather 1888 - La Parade
1888 - Poseuses 1888 - Port en Bessin 1888 - Entrance to the Harbor 1888 - Port en Besin Sunday
1888 - The Siene 1889 - Eiffel Tower 1889 - View of le Crotoy 1890 - Le Chahut
1890 - Young Woman Powdering Herself 1891 - The Circus 1879 - Vase of Flowers 1885 - Boats at Lowtide on Grandcamp