Paul Signac was born November 11, 1863 in Paris and died August 15, 1935. His Family, who were prosperous shop keepers, pushed Signac to persue his career as an architect however, with the combination of his early interests in painting and his viewing of an exhibition of Claude Monet's works, in 1880, Signac decided to leaves school and become a full time painter. He is a Neo-impressionist artist who uses a method known as divisionism or poitillism in his artwork which is small dabs of intense colors, with contrasting shades, applied closely together on the canvas. Signac was inspired by Georges Seurat when he met him in 1884 and admired his painting "Bathers at Asnieres" (1884) and he shared Seurats interest in new impressionism painting methods. 

Signac often sailed around the cost of Europe painting the landscapes he encountered.
Signacs artwork seemed to merge and shimmer when viewed from a distance because of his unique painting technique.
This another scene Signac most likely encountered while sailing, you can also recognize the contrasting shades of color.
Signacs and Seurats new painting technique using dabs or dots of colors, called pointillism, advanced the principles of impressionism.
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