The Cellist (Portrait of Upaupa Schneklud), Paul Gauguin. Oil on canvas. Baltimore Museum of Art. Swedish composer and cellist Fritz Schneklud Gauguin superimposed many of his own features in order to cast the painting as a self portrait.
Paul Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris 7 June 1848 and is considered one of the leading painters of the Post-Impressionist period. He died of syphilis at the age of 54 on 8 May 1903 at Atuona, Hiva ‘Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia.