Georges-Pierre Seurat. Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French painter and the founder of Neoimpressionism. He was born on December 2, 1859. . Georges-Pierre Seurat. Seurat studied art with Justin Lequien, a sculptor. He also attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1878-1879. He returned to Paris in 1880 and devoted himself to mastering black and white drawing. He spent 1883 on his first major painting, Bathing at Asnieres. .