He also served as the pipeline between the moneyed class and a variety of Impressionists: Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, and Seurat.
Seurat is the only one who seems to have been influenced to any noticeable extent and yet to have remained an artist.
He never kept to the spots that Signac and Seurat had given him.
They show Seurat's curious desire to give a scientific and classic basis to Impressionism.
To be sure there is Seurat, of whom we shall hear more in the next ten years.
Seurat, the founder, was the only genuinely artistic man of the movement, and an early death denied him his chance to develop.
In Seurat Gauguin saw almost completely set forth an expression which by its simplicity satisfied him.