He spent his childhood in Lima, Peru between 1851 and 1855. In 1868 Gauguin enlisted in the French navy. While in the navy, he fought in the Franco-Prussian War. When the French lost, Gauguin return home.
Horseman on the beach
In 1886 Gauguin took part in the 18th Impressionist exhibition with one sculpture and eighteen paintings revealing Pissarro’s influence. Gauguin died on May 8 in 1903 on the island of Hiva Oa.