Jean-Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris in 1848. In 1886, Gauguin made his first trip to Pont-Aven in Brittany. He moved to Tahiti in 1895, then to the Marquesas Islands. He died May 8, 1903. On the sidelines of the Impressionists, Gauguin was probably with Paul Cézanne and Vincent Van Gogh, the painter of the late nineteenth century who had the most influence on the movements of the twentieth century painting.