Paul Gauguin Living in French Polynesia, being supported by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard, Gauguin got into legal trouble for taking the natives side against French colonialists. He was charged with libeling the governor, fined 500 francs and sentenced
December 1879 – 29 June was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a German and a Swiss[a] painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism.
Claude Monet - was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting "Impression, Sunrise." Photo c.