Portrait of Félix Fénéon, 1890
Le Grand Canal, Venice, 1905
Along with Georges Seurat, Paul Signac (1863-1935) helped develop the Pointillist style, which is the application of paint in dots or splodges of pure colour. Pointillism was clearly born out of Impressionism, but the detail is far more finer in these later works.
Born in Paris, Signac originally trained as an architect, before changing his mind and turning to paint. He was President of the Société des Artistes Indépendants from 1908 until his death in 1935. It was through this position that Signac became highly involved in the careers of new, young artists, particularly those working in the groundbreaking Cubist and Fauvist styles.