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July 2011

The Brooding Woman by Paul Gauguin

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011;13(4):292-293. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.49

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is often seen as a sort of accidental artist; a man who threw off the shackles of a career in banking to pursue art at its purest and to live a life unfettered by the modernity of the Western world that surrounded him. Although Gauguin did abandon a bourgeois life with a family in France for free love and painting in Tahiti, his story as an artist is hardly as simple as that.