Paul Cezanne, “The Father of Modern Art”, became the first artist of his generation to break free from Impressionism. Cezanne did not want to paint like former Impressionists nor liked the idea of painting classically structured work so he came to a common ground. Cezanne incorporated shapes and figures while using bold, vivid colors like much of what Impressionists used. He became successful in every genre, and was best known for his still life work. Cezanne became a leader of his time and created a whole new outlook on modern art. He escaped traditionalism and created original pieces.