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Paul Sérusier

Born: Paris, 9 November 1864
Died: Morlaix, 6 October 1927
Nationality: French

son of a wealthy perfume and glove manufacturer



Lycée Condorcet in Paris; Académie Julian (1885–90)


1888 – receives honorable mention at the Paris Salon; meets Paul Gauguin at Pont-Aven; founder of the Nabis

1890s – designs sets, costumes and programs for the Nabis Théâtre d’Art and the Théâtre de l’Oeuvre; works in Brittany (Huelgoat and Châteauneuf-du-Faou)

1909 – professor at the Académie Ranson

1921 – publication of art theoretical writings as A B C de la peinture 

Important Artworks: 

Portrait of Paul Ranson as a Nabis, 1890 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

Breton Eve, 1890 (Musée d'Orsay)

Washerwomen, 1892 (Musée d'Orsay)

Bathers in Whilte Clothes, 1908 (Musée d'Orsay)