Georges Seurat. Painter of the Week. Today: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. 1884-1886. Oil on canvas. 207.5 × 308.1 cm (81.7 × 121.3 in)
Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the technique of painting known as pointillism. His large-scale work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886) altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism. It is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.