b. 1863
- d. 1935
  • France
Turnover 2023
$USD 47.685.359
Record Sale
$USD 39.320.000

Paul Signac’s artistic journey was marked by an unwavering commitment to innovation and a deep devotion to capturing the essence of nature through his unique style. Influenced by Impressionism, Signac’s introduction to Georges Seurat led him to embrace pointillism, characterized by the meticulous placement of tiny dots of pure color to create vibrant and radiant compositions.

Signac’s impact extended beyond his canvases, as he ardently advocated for the Neo-Impressionist movement. Through exhibitions, writings, and collaborations, he championed the principles of pointillism, inspiring a generation of artists to explore the dynamic relationship between color and perception. His passion for sailing and coastal regions influenced his fascination with maritime subjects, often portrayed with a shimmering interplay of light.

In addition to his artistic contributions, Signac’s engagement with anarchist philosophies and social causes found expression in his work, embodying a fusion of art and activism. His paintings, suffused with a sense of harmony and luminosity, transcended mere representation to evoke emotions and sensations, reflecting his belief in the transformative power of art. Signac’s legacy endures not only for his technical mastery and unwavering commitment to pointillism but also for his profound influence on the course of modern art, bridging the gap between Impressionism and the radical artistic experiments of the 20th century.


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Paul SIGNAC (1863-1935)
Concarneau, calme du matin (Opus no. 219, larghetto)(Opus no. 219, larghetto  (1891)

65.7 x 81.3 cm

Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection Part I
09 nov 2022
New York NY, United States

Lot # 6
Hammer price: $ 34,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 39,320,000
Estimate: $ 28,000,000 – $ 35,000,000

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