Jan 19, 1839. Post-Impressionist painter, born at Aix-en-Provence, France. Seeking to “treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone,” Cézanne’s portraits, still lifes, and landscapes are a seminal bridge from the Romantics and Impressionists to the Fauves, Cubists and later modernists. He created such masterpieces as The Bathers (1875), The Card Players (1892) and Compotier, Pitcher and Fruit (1892– 94). Cézanne died Oct 23, 1906, at Aix, from pneumonia after painting outside in the rain.
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