Georges Seurat was born in Paris on 2 December 1859.
Trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he discovered the Impressionist movement and in particular its painters' inability to capture the true colours of the landscapes that inspired them. A true lover of the arts, he decided to abandon a little of the romantic side of Impressionism for a pictorial foundation based on precise scientific laws. Seurat, an educated painter, therefore developed his own highly personal style, known as Pointillism, thus securing longevity for his art. Thanks to his new technique, his seascapes and landscapes reveal a peaceful atmosphere that is ultimately very true to the colours of life. A precursor to a new artistic era, he revolutionised the history of painting and inspired many artists of the time.
Georges Seurat died in Paris on 29 March 1891 of an infection angina.