Paul Cezanne was born in 1839 at Aix-en-Provence, France. His father was a banker, while his mother was unemployed. At the age of 10, he attended Saint Joseph school in Aix-en-Provence. In 1861, he left his home town for Paris. In Paris, he made friends with the impressionist Camille Pissaro, which inspired him to start painting. Cezanne died in 1906, aged 67.