Recognized as the “father of us all” by Picasso and Matisse, the works of Paul Cezanne challenged and inspired his contemporaries. Best known for Post-Impressionist paintings, Cezanne used easily recognizable brushstrokes and planes of color in his study of subjects. This lecture will explore the life and work of Paul Cezanne who, among his many accomplishments, is said to have formed the bridge between 19th century Impressionism and 20th century Cubism.