French painter Paul Signac, who lived between 1863 and 1935, was one of the leading figures of Neo-Impressionism, the school of painters who followed the Impressionists. The extraordinary quality and quantity of his artistic work was accompanied by his deep opposition to fascism as a writer and the breadth of his interests towards the end of his life.
In 1877, Signac enrolled at Collège Rollin (now Lycée Jacques Decour) in Montmartre, where he remained a student until 1880, when his father died of tuberculosis. However, the year 1880 was very important for Signac. He visited the fifth Impressionist exhibition in April and began sketching after a painting by Edgar Degas.
For Signac, 1882 was a busy year. He published two articles in the magazine Le Chat Noir in February and March, and that summer he began the habit of escaping Paris to paint in the countryside or by the sea. So the mother painted Haystack at her mother's house in Guise. Signac later described it as his "first official". Most notably, Signac met Berthe Robles, the distant cousin of artist Camille Pissarro, and they were married in 1892.
In 1884, Signac came into contact with and developed friendships with the French literary symbolists. Among this group was journalist Felix Feneon, one of Signac's most loyal allies. That year he started selling his paintings as well. Another important figure in developing Signac's career was Pissarro, whom he met in early 1885.
Signac met Vincent Van Gogh in Paris in 1887. Not only were the two friends, they painted together in April and May 1887, and later that year exhibited their paintings with Seurat and Van Gogh. In late January 1888 he went to Brussels to exhibit at the Salon des XX. He also wrote a review of the exhibition using the pseudonym Neo, published in Le Cri du People. Although Seurat was awarded first place among the Neo-Impressionists, critics began to appreciate Signac's contribution to the movement.
At the end of 1893, the Neo-Impressionist Boutique opened in Paris, and Signac had an exhibition of 40 watercolors at this exhibition in 1894. Later, this exhibition was exhibited widely in Paris, Brussels, Provence, Berlin, Hamburg, The Hague, Venice and elsewhere. In 1896 the anarchist journal Les Temps nouveaux published a black and white lithograph by Signac called "The Wreckers". Signac had been in the anarchist camp for some time, signing a collective statement supporting Emile Zola's position in the notorious Dreyfus Incident in 1898 and placing an antimilitary drawing in Le Courier européen in 1906.
Signac was deeply influenced by World War I and painted very little. So much so that he admitted that he made only seven paintings in three years. In December 1931, he met Mahatma Gandhi in Paris. Despite his close friendship with Marcel Cachin, the director of the daily newspaper of the French Communist Party, he refused to join the party. However, he frequently attended meetings of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals Vigilance Committee.
Paul Signac Famous Paintings, Works
Signac, who died at the age of 72, went back to; He left many works of art in The Milliners (1886), Les Andelys, The Riverside (1886), The Dining Room (1887), The Lady with the Umbrella (1893), Lady on the Terrace (1898) and many more.
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