Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat

Name Georges Seurat
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1859-12-02
Place of Birth Paris,
Age 31 yrs
Death Date 1891-03-29
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Georges Seurat

Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman whose iconic work, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” exemplified his pointillist style.

Early Life Experience of Georges Seurat

He was trained by the famed Henri Lehmann at the École des Beaux-Arts. His work heralded the beginning of the Neo-Impressionism and Pointillism movements.

Trivia Info

His most famous painting, ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,’ became the inspiration for the Broadway musical, ‘Sunday in the Park with George,’ by Stephen Sondheim.

Family Life and Relationship

He was born into a wealthy family to Antoine Chrysostome Seurat and Ernestine Faivre. He had a son named Pierre in 1890 with then-girlfriend Madeleine Knobloch.

Close Associates

He and Paul Cezanne were both classified as Post-Impressionist painters.