George Seurat was born on December 2, 1859 in Paris, France. In the early 1870s his Uncle gave him art lessons. George did his first large painting in 1883 named "La baignade a Asnieres". At an art show George met Paul Signac. Paul helped George make Pointillism or Divisionism. George was the first to create a painting with colorful dots that made a picture if you viewed it from far away. Seurat had a throat infection that was called diphtheria which he died from on March 29, 1891. His last painting was "Le Cirque" (the circus 1891), which he never finished since he died.

Some of George Seurat's pieces:

 A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886)

 This was the first painting that George applied the color theory to. The Color theory was known as Pointillism.

 Bathing at Asnières (1883-1884)

 This painting Seurat was beginning to move away from Impressionism but there still is the style in it. Asnières was the place that inspired Seurat the most with the boats and water.


The Circus (1891)

 Seurat never finished painting this picture because he died. This painting was suppose to give you a picture of what the Circus was like. Charles Angrand was a friend of Georges and he was painted into this painting as a clown.


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