Burial Site of Paul Gauguin’s Father Found in Chile

November 7th, 2016

The remains of Paul Gauguin’s father, Clovis, have been discovered in a remote site in Chile.  Gauguin’s father was a political refugee who fled France and died during his voyage to Lima, but the burial site of his body had previously been considered a mystery.  His identity was confirmed by a DNA match with Marcel Tai Gauguin, a descendent of the painter.  “The scientific evidence is conclusive in showing that the bones are indeed those of Clovis, matching the DNA sample taken from Marcel,” says art historian Caroline Boyle-Turner.  “Strontium isotope studies also convincingly point to Paul Gauguin as the owner of the teeth found buried in the well in the Marquesas.” Read more at Art Newspaper