Paul Gauguin's paintings weren't appreciated until after his death, but now he's known as one of the fathers of modern art. Readers learn what made Gauguin's work unique through informative text about his career and images of his most celebrated paintings. By seeing firsthand what Gauguin's work looked like, readers gain a clearer understanding of how he influenced other artists. Readers discover additional facts about Gauguin's life and work through informative sidebars. While learning about this artist, readers also learn about various artistic schools and techniques, gaining a new appreciation for art history.