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Georges Seurat

Born: Paris, 2 December 1859
Died: Paris, 29 March 1891
Nationality: French

Urban, middle class


With Ingres's pupil Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1878-79

Self-study at Louvre


1879 - military service

1880 - returned to Paris

1883 - exhibits at Paris Salon (portrait drawing of painter Edmond Aman-Jean, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

1884 - exhibits at Cercle des Arts Libéraux; exhibits Bathers at Asnières at Salon

1887 - exhibits with Les XX in Brussels (also 1889 and 1891)

1891 - Circus exhibited posthumously at Salon des Indépendents


Important Artworks: 

Bathers at Asnières, 1884 Salon (National Gallery, London)

Circus Sideshow, 1887-88 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Young Woman Powdering Herself, 1888-89 (Courtauld Institute, London)

Le Chahut, 1889-90 (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo)

Web Resources

Metmuseum: Seurat

smarthistory: Seurat, Grande Jatte