Georges Seurat
Historical Figure
Nationality: France
Date of Birth: 1859
Date of Death: 1891
Cause of Death: Undetermined infection
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Artist
Parents: Antoine Seurat;
Ernestine Faivre
Spouse: Madeleine Knobloch (common-law)
Children: Pierre (1890-1891)
Fictional Appearances:
"The Great White Way"
by Laura Frankos

Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct (as "George")
Species: VR avatar

Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist artist. He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical appreciation. Seurat's artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility; on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind. 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, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.

The musical play Sunday in the Park With George, based very loosely on Seurat's life, uses the Anglicized spelling of his name as George.

Georges Seurat in "The Great White Way"[]


George the artist (designed in Mandy Patinkin's image) was one of the virtual reality characters which Trina Hutchinson conjured up from Sondheim plays for the Sondheim-Webber battle. Unlike many of the others, he was neither a warrior, an assassin, nor a homicidal maniac, yet he was strategically crucial nonetheless.