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Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin
(1848 - 1903)

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1848 Born in Paris on 7 June
1849 Family emigrates to Peru
1855 Returns to France
1865 Joins the merchant navy
1868 Joins navy
1872 Begins successful career as a stockbroker in Paris
1873 Marries Mette Sophie Gad
1874 Meets Pissaro and other Impressionists
1876 Début in the Salon
1880 Exhibits with the Impressionists
1881 Exhibits with the Impressionists
1882 Exhibits with the Impressionists
1883 Quits stock market
1885 Leaves his family in Copenhagen with his parents-in-law, and returns to Paris
1886 Travels to Pont Aven in Brittany
1888 Meets and visits with van Gogh
1891 Organises a trip to Tahiti at the expense of the French government
1893 Trip to France
1894 Trip to France
1898 Attempts suicide
1901 Moves from Tahiti to Atuana on the Island of Dominique in the Marquesas
1903 Sentenced to three-months in prison and fined 1,000 francs because of problems with the church and the colonial administration - he dies, however, on 8 May before he could begin his sentence
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