Today is the artist Paul Cezanne's birthday. He was born in France in 1839 and died in 1906. He was one of the well-known artists who were known as the Post Impressionists. He painted still-lifes, landscapes and portraits with distinctive short-brushstrokes and thick brightly coloured oil paint. Two books where children can read about Cezanne and learn about his life and paintings are:
• Cezanne and the Apple Boy by Laurence Anholt and
• Paul Cezanne: How He Amazed the World by Angela Wenzel. This is from the wonderful Adventures in Art series by Prestel.