Artist and Studio
Paul Gauguin, self-portrait, 1875-77

Paul Gauguin, self-portrait, 1875-77

Paul Gauguin, Self Portrait with the Yellow Christ, 1890

Paul Gauguin, Self Portrait with the Yellow Christ, 1890

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin’s palette

Paul Gauguin’s palette

Paul Gauguin
Living in French Polynesia, being supported by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard, Gauguin got into legal trouble for taking the natives’ side against French colonialists. He was charged with libeling the governor, fined 500 francs and sentenced to a month in prison. Suffering from syphilis and alcoholism he died in May 1903 of an overdose of morphine before he could start the prison sentence. He was 54 years old.  (Wiki)

Paul Gauguin

Living in French Polynesia, being supported by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard, Gauguin got into legal trouble for taking the natives’ side against French colonialists. He was charged with libeling the governor, fined 500 francs and sentenced to a month in prison. Suffering from syphilis and alcoholism he died in May 1903 of an overdose of morphine before he could start the prison sentence. He was 54 years old.  (Wiki)

Paul Gauguin, 1891   via

Paul Gauguin, 1891   via

Paul Gauguin, Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter Luděk Marold and Gauguin’s 13 year old mistress and model ‘Anna the Javanaise' in Mucha's studio, Rue de la Grande Chaumière, Paris (c.1893-1894).

Paul Gauguin, Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter Luděk Marold and Gauguin’s 13 year old mistress and model ‘Anna the Javanaise' in Mucha's studio, Rue de la Grande Chaumière, Paris (c.1893-1894).

Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait, 1885
"Examination of  the painting under infrared light and with radiographs has  revealed that Gauguin made important changes in his self-image as he  developed it ever more starkly. At first he portrayed himself in profile  and included reproductions of his own paintings on the background wall.  Turned to confront the viewer in the final work, he shows himself  left-handed, like his image in a mirror, crowded in an attic space with a  slanted beam, and cold, with the lapels of his heavy jacket wrapped  together. Only his piercing eye escapes the bleak atmosphere." 
Kimbell Art Museum

Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait, 1885

"Examination of the painting under infrared light and with radiographs has revealed that Gauguin made important changes in his self-image as he developed it ever more starkly. At first he portrayed himself in profile and included reproductions of his own paintings on the background wall. Turned to confront the viewer in the final work, he shows himself left-handed, like his image in a mirror, crowded in an attic space with a slanted beam, and cold, with the lapels of his heavy jacket wrapped together. Only his piercing eye escapes the bleak atmosphere."

Kimbell Art Museum

Paul Gauguin, Portrait of the Artist with an Idol, c. 1893

Paul Gauguin, Portrait of the Artist with an Idol, c. 1893

Paul Gauguin, 1880, photograph detail.
Photo: Wildenstein Institute Archives

Paul Gauguin, 1880, photograph detail.

Photo: Wildenstein Institute Archives

Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait, at Work, Tahiti, ca. 1891-94

Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait, at Work, Tahiti, ca. 1891-94

Paul Gauguin, playing the piano barefoot in the study of Alphonse Mucha

Paul Gauguin, playing the piano barefoot in the study of Alphonse Mucha