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Paul Cézanne is a French painter who was a Post-Impressionist. His work was influential in the development of the art of the 20th century, as it helped lay the foundations for the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to the new age of modernism. He is one of the most well-known painters of all time, and his paintings have a lasting impact on the world of art.

Though the Cezanne family was a prosperous one, the family moved to Provence during the 1880s and stayed there for the rest of their lives. The move to Provence was a sign of new freedom from the impressionists in Paris, as well as of Cezanne's strong predilection for the south. The family's move to Provence is reflected in many of the paintings in the renowned "Constructive Period" series.

While the artist was famous for his landscapes, he also painted portraits. He portrayed people in their natural settings, especially in landscapes. His paintings depict nature and the human form in all of its facets, and he captured the beauty and motion of nature in each one. This style helped Cezanne gain a place in the history of painting. While he was known as a master of the post-impressionist movement, he was a pioneer in the genre.

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