Bio: Born in Paris, Georges Seurat is the founder of
the French school of Neo-Impressionism. Seurat spent his much
of his life studying color theories but he is remembered as
the master of using small dots or strokes of contrasting color
which later became known as Pointillism.
Seurat studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts during 1878 and
1879. In 1883 he exhibited at the Official Salon. The
following year panels from Bathing at Asnieres were refused by
the Salon and so Seurat, along with some other artists,
founded the Societe des Artists Independants. In 1886 his most
famous painting, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande
Jatte was the centerpiece of an Exhibition.
Seurat died on 29th March 1891 of infections angina. His son
with model Madeleine Knobloch also died of the same infection
An Inventory of his estate was undertaken by his friend Paul
Signac, Maximilien Luce and Felix Feneon..