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The Writer’s Almanac for December 2, 2016: Home Town

Dec. 2, 2016: birthday: Georges Seurat

It’s the birthday of the artist Georges Seurat, born in Paris in 1859. He painted huge canvases with tiny dots of many colors, and this technique became known as Pointillism. His most famous painting is Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, which took him about two years to paint.