About the artist
Georges Seurat , born on 2 December 1859 and died on 29 March 1891, was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is best known for devising the painting techniques of pointillism and chromoluminarism. Seurat's works are characterised by a strong sense of structure and careful drawing, and a vivid use of colour. He was influenced by the Impressionists, but his art was more precise and analytical. Seurat was a quiet and introspective man, and his personal life was largely private. He was a perfectionist who spent much of his time in the Louvre, studying the works of the Old Masters.
Also associated with: Neo-Impressionism, Divisionism, The Bathers at Asnières, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte, Chromoluminarism.