$26.48 USD $52.95 USD
This 75+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Cezanne, Paul. There is no visible artist signature.
Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) was born in Aix-en-Provence and was the son of a bank-clerk. In 1852, Cézanne enrolled at the Collège Bourbon (Collège Mignet) where he befriended Émile Zola. From 1859 to 1861, Cézanne attended law school at the University of Aix in order to please his father. In 1861, against the objections of his father, Cézanne left Aix-en-Provence for Paris. He studied at the Louvre, met and became friends with Camille Pissarro, and took part in the Impressionist exhibition of 1874. His work was almost unknown until the Exposition Universelle of 1900. As a Post-Impressionist, Cézanne's work is often viewed as the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the Cubism of the early 20th century. Matisse and Picasso referred to Cézanne as "the father of us all." His work exemplifies a mastery of design, composition, color, tone, and draftsmanship, employing planes of color and the slow build-up of small brushstrokes to form complex fields. The result is a complex abstraction of observed nature based upon intense study, simplifying forms to geometric essentials and testing the complexity of human visual perception.
Cézanne returned to Aix-en-Provence from Paris, scarcely leaving his native province, with the exceptions of journeys to Belgium and Holland. In October of 1906, Cézanne was working in the fields and was caught in a storm. He continued working for two more hours in the downpour, collapsing on the way home and receiving assistance from a passing driver. He regained consciousness and intended to continue working the next day, but fainted again, was placed in bed and never left it again. He died a few days later on 22 October 1906 of pneumonia and was buried at the old cemetery in his beloved hometown.