French, 1863–1935. Paul Signac was a celebrated name in the Post Impressionist and Divisionist movements of art. Signac’s works are characterized by luminous depictions of subjects like cabaret and seascapes, as seen in his colorful rendering of the Mediterranean coast in The Port of Saint-Tropez (1901). His paintings exemplify his signature brushwork of using small units of dots and dashes to compose images. Signac’s sense of color worked as an inspiration to several Fauvists, including Vincent Van Gogh whom he considered a friend. The prolific artist was born in Paris and dropped out of his academics in architecture to pursue painting.