Van Ryssel Paul

(Paul Gachet) b. Lille, 1828 - d. Auvers-sur-Oise, 1909
View of a Village, 1904, oil on canvas View of a Village, 1904, oil on canvas

Paul van Ryssel was the pen name of Dr. Paul Gachet. Gachet became involved with art at a young age and frequently practiced painting and engraving throughout his youth. He exhibited his work, especially his etchings, in the Salon des Independants. Gachet was enthusiastic about impressionistic art and worked among artists such as Pissarro and Cezzane. Gachet greatly admired Van Gogh, and the two became well acquainted. It was Gachet who attended Van Gogh in his final days.