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Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)  French, Post-Impressionist

The Yellow Christ c.1889

one of the greatest paintings of all time

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters. - Paul Gauguin 

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