Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), born in Paris, was aFrench Post-Impressionist painter, printmaker, and sculptor known for his innovative use of color to convey emotion. His work is characterized by a bright palette that included vivid textile patterns. The artist participated in the Cloisonnism movement and later traveled to Tahiti, where he painted nude women living on the island. He continued to paint in a distinct style that would impact French avant-garde movements, such as Cubism and Fauvism. His works are included in the collections of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.