(b. 1864, Paris, d. 1927, Morlaix)


French painter, who was a pioneer of abstract art and an inspiration for the avant-garde movement Les Nabis, Synthetism and Cloisonnism. In the summer of 1888 he travelled to Pont-Aven and joined the small group of artists centred there around Paul Gauguin, whose style he adhered to, particularly in his paintings of Breton landscapes. With Maurice Denis, Sérusier was a founder and spokesman of the Nabis. Sérusier had a highly methodical approach to art; he expressed his theories in ABC de la peinture (1921).

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