Collection: Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was a French post-Impressionist painter known for his innovative use of color and the technique of Pointillism. Born in Paris, Seurat studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and was influenced by Impressionists such as Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. He developed his own style, using small dots or strokes of pure color that blend together to create a greater visual effect. This technique became known as Pointillism, and Seurat's most famous work, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" (1884-1886), is a masterpiece of the style. Seurat's work also demonstrated a scientific approach to art, as he was interested in the psychology of perception and color theory. Sadly, Seurat died at the young age of 31 from an illness, but his influence on the development of modern art continues to be felt today.