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Paul Sérusier (9 November 1864 – 7 October 1927) was a French painter who was a pioneer of abstract art and an inspiration for the avant-garde Nabis movement, Synthetism and Cloisonnism.
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The painter first studied at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, focusing on philosophy, then painting at the Académie Julian from 1885-1890. His painting of a Breton Weaver won an honorable mention at the Salon of 1888. He was the principal figure in the formation of the group known as the Nabis, in the same year. In 1896 he collaborated on masks and sets for the first performance of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi. Developing from an early association with Gauguin, he became preoccupied in his later career with producing a theoretical system of painting and color.
Artist, Portraitist, Painter, Theorist
Paul Sérusier, Louis Paul Henri Sérusier, Paul Serusier, Serusier
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