Paul Victor Jules Signac was a French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style (a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image).
He met Claude Monet andGeorges Seurat. He was struck by the systematic working methods of Seurat and by his theory of colors and he became Seurat's faithful supporter, friend, and heir with his description of Neo-Impressionism and Divisionism method.
The Neo-Impressionists influenced the next generation: Signac inspired Henri Matisse and André Derain in particular, thus playing a decisive role in the evolution of Fauvism.
His painting Le Port au Soleil Couchant (Opus 236, Saint-Tropez) was sold for USD 25.9 million in 2019.