Paul Gauguin (Volume 1, Podcast 10)

Paul Gauguin in Breton attire.
Paul Gauguin in Breton attire.
Mette Gauguin and her five children.
Mette Gauguin and her five children.
Gauguin's iconoclastic "Vision After the Sermon."
Gauguin’s iconoclastic “Vision After the Sermon.”
Van Gogh's jade self-portrait dedicated to "Mon Ami Paul", sold by Gauguin to raise money for Tahiti, auctioned by the Nazi's as "degenerate art", today it hangs in Harvard's Fogg Museum.
Van Gogh’s jade self-portrait dedicated to “Mon Ami Paul”, sold by Gauguin to raise money for Tahiti, auctioned by the Nazi’s as “degenerate art”, today it hangs in Harvard’s Fogg Museum.
Gauguin's painting of Vincent painting sunflowers which caused their final row.
Gauguin’s painting of Vincent painting sunflowers which caused their final row.
The "Yellow House" in Arles, France. It was destroyed in 1940, rebuilt and repainted in cement to resemble the original building.
The “Yellow House” in Arles, France. It was destroyed in 1940, rebuilt and repainted in cement to resemble the original building.
Gauguin's "Two Women"
Gauguin’s “Two Women”
Gauguin's "Where Are We Going?"
Gauguin’s “Where Are We Going?”

Paul Gauguin, Bibliography and Music Information and Purchase

A remarkably detailed biography of Paul Gauguin is “Paul Gauguin: A Life” by David Sweetman Paul Gauguin

“Gauguin” by Henri Perruchot is another competent effort Gauguin

For information about Gauguin in Polynesia, consult “Gauguin in the South Seas”, by Bengt Danielson Gauguin in the south seas / Bengt Danielson ; translated by Reginald Spink

Music used for this podcast included “Parisian” by Kevin MacLeod

Parisian

This song is in the public domain:   License

Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World, (Volume 1, Podcast 9)

Jack Johnson, The Galveston Giant
Jack Johnson, The Galveston Giant
Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910, Reno, Nevada.
Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910, Reno, Nevada.
Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea.
Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea.
Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in the 26th round, April 5, 1915, Havana, Cuba.
Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in the 26th round, April 5, 1915, Havana, Cuba.
Jack Johnson, later in life.
Jack Johnson, later in life.
The graves of Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
The graves of Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

Jack Johnson, Book and Music Information

The definitive biography of Jack Johnson is Unforgivable Blackness, by Geoffrey Ward.Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Another good biography of Jack Johnson is Papa Jack: Papa Jack and the Era of White Hopes, by Randy Roberts.Papa Jack: Jack Johnson And The Era Of White Hopes

The musical selections are Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” and “The Maple Leaf Rag”

The Entertainer

Maple Leaf Rag