Paul Cezanne was a french post-impressionist painter born in 1839. At the age of ten he studied drawing under Joseph Gilbert. In 1861 he moved to Paris to start a career in art. His father was against it, but his mother supported him.

He attempted to enter his paintings in exhibitions but they were rejected every year from 1864 to 1869. He continued to submit work until 1882, when an art dealer gave him his first solo exhibition. This gave him public recognition and financial sucess. But Paul Cezanne still continued to work in isolation, away from his family.

In 1906, while walking home, he collapsed. A passing driver discovered him but he died a few days later.