Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was a French Neo-Impressionist painter. He originated the Pointillist method of painting, which is using small distinct dots of colors directly on the canvas, that when you stand far enough, it blends in into the desired color. Seurat grew ro be friends with other Post-impressionist like Vincent Van Gogh and Edgar Degas.His first huge painting 'Bathers at Asnieres' that he devoted himself to was refused for exhibition at the Paris Salon. After that he started working on his large-scale pointillist work 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte', the masterpiece was so complex that it took him nearly two years to finish it. After keeping this painting a secret, He finally exhibited in 1886, got positive criticism about it, and since then was considered one of the leading artists in Paris. He had a wife and a son that he kept a secret from his own mother. Both him and his son died from meningitis.