Paul Cezanne: Biography & Artwork


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From what region of Europe was Paul Cézanne?

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1. In his landscaping paintings, what element did Cézanne try to downplay?

2. Which element of art did Cézanne try to emphasis most of those listed below?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although his early landscape paintings show a focus on color and light that aligned him with the Impressionists, Paul Cezanne's art evolved over time to a more innovative approach. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand Cezanne's life, his preference for being on the cutting edge of new ideas, and his painting - which continually pushed art forward toward the modern movements of Cubism and Fauvism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these questions about an influential artist, you'll be tested on:

  • Paul Cezanne's ancestral home
  • The first major stylistic shift seen in Cezanne's landscapes
  • The element Cezanne emphasized to define subjects
  • What led to Cezanne's death
  • The subjects of Cezanne's later works

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Paul Cezanne's life and art
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Cezanne's painting and work by the Impressionists
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Cezanne's art to explain how his techniques changed over the course of his career

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called Paul Cezanne: Biography & Artwork. This lesson includes the objectives listed below:

  • Understand how Cezanne's personal life fostered his career as an artist
  • Explain how his early work was in sync with the Impressionists
  • Describe how Cezanne's work evolved over time
  • Explain Cezanne's use of color in his painting