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The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits at the National Gallery

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Self Portrait as Christ Paul Gauguin 1890-1891 © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / René-Gabriel Ojéda. Image courtesy of National Gallery.
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Find out how Gauguin mastered portraits and inspired more of the world’s greatest artists. Read More


Examine how Gauguin turned his back on tradition to revolutionise portraiture in the late 19th century, in a landmark exhibition at the National Gallery.

Gauguin Portraits draws on loans from major museums and works lent by private collectors, with paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics combining to showcase the talents of this pioneering artist.

Learn more about what lies behind Gauguin’s works, find out why he often depicted himself as Christ in self-portraits, and uncover more about his life in Brittany and Polynesia, which encouraged him to create some of his most famous paintings.

Gauguin’s relationships with fellow artists are also put under scrutiny, from turbulent friendships with Van Gogh and his sitter de Haan, to his work inspiring the likes of Picasso and Matisse to create their own unique portraits.

Venue Details & Map

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, Westminster
+44 (0)20 7747 2885
Public transport:
Embankment, Charing Cross and Leicester Square

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