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Georges Seurat was born in Paris and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts
when he was eighteen years old. He studied there for two years and then spent
some time in the military. He studied Impressionism, but thought he could
improve on the methods artists of that time were using. He spent his lifetime
studying color and color theory. He devised a method of painting which used
dots of paint instead of using longer brush strokes to create the picture. If
you look at his paintings up closely all you see are dots, but when you move
away from the painting, your eyes form the dots into a picture. In some of his
later works he began to incorporate a few lines and strokes into his
paintings. His method became known as "pointillism" or "divisionism". In 1881
he visited the island of La Grande Jatte which inspired many of his future
works. His painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, was a
very large painting. Before he started working on it he made more than 200
sketches in preparation for painting it. In his lifetime he completed seven
very large paintings and about 500 smaller ones. He worked to the point of
exhaustion. While he was organizing an exhibit in 1891 he became ill and died.
He was only thirty-one years old.