Enjoy Paul Gauguin famous paintings and learn more about this fascinating artist.
Gauguin's famous friendship with Van Gogh is well documented. Gauguin was also friends with Edgar Degas however, other contemporaries such as Pissarro, Renoir and Monet were very critical of his work.
Gauguin Tahiti Paintings comprise some of his finest and most valuable work. Gauguin's portraits of Tahitian women and everyday Polynesian life dominate the subject matter of his paintings during his time in Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. Gauguin's aim was to discover a paradise with the aim of creating primitive art movement paintings.
Paul Gauguin's most famous painting from his period in Tahiti is probably When Will You Marry? Nafea Faa Ipoipo 1892 This painting was sold in 2015 for around $210m
Gauguin first visited Tahiti in 1891 and the When Will You Marry Me painting was completed in the following year.
Paul Gauguin The Siesta is held by the The Met Fifth Avenue and was acquired in 1993 as the result of a gift from the Leonore Annenberg Collection
Paul Gauguin's painting Hail Mary, Ia Orana Maria 1891 is a painting in which Gauguin alludes again to his faith and it is considered one of his finest oil paintings.
Gauguin's legacy is immense and his work was inspirational to many future artists; this can be evidenced particularly in the work of the German Expressionist painters.
Reproductions of famous paintings by Paul Gauguin are for sale from our extensive catalog of replica paintings.