Paul Cézanne was born January 19, 1839, in Aix-en-Provence. In 1862, he worked at the Académie Suisse, where he met Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley. In 1872 he moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he painted with Pissarro. He died October 22, 1906. Criticized early in his career, and still later in his life, Cézanne is now a capital figure in the history of art. The movements of contemporary painting from Cubism, to varying degrees, all claimed his paternity.