Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)
Paul Cézanne (19 January 1839 - 22 October 1906) was a French painter.
He was born and died in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France.
Paul Cézanne, one of the creators of modern art, was called the `solidifier of Impressionism'.
His work helped the transition from the 19th century idea of art to the very different world of art in the 20th century.
Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour and composition. His brushstrokes are clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields.