May 2009
Volume 3
Issue 5
Seurat's life as an artist began in school and continued throughout his life. He enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1878. While serving in the military in Brest, his art reflected many coastal subjects such as beaches and boats. In 1883 he successfully displayed his first works in the Paris Salon, The Salon, however, refused to accept his first large work, "Bathing at Asnieres" in 1884. In response, Seurat joined with several other artists and formed the Groupe Des Artistes Independants to display his works. During this time Seurat had met with the chemist Chevreul.