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The necessary support for a late bloomer's success

The success of the late bloomer is highly dependent on the efforts of others.

  • In the biographies of Cézanne, his father didn't appreciate his genius. His father didn't have to support him all those years. He was well within his rights to make Cézanne get a real job. Instead, he paid Cézanne's bills.
  • Writer Émile Zola convinced the awkward Cézanne to come to Paris and served as his guardian, protector, and coach through the long, lean years.
  • Camille Pissarro was the next person who took Cézanne under his wing and taught him how to be a painter.
  • Then Ambrose Vollard sponsored Cézanne's first one-man show, at the age of fifty-six.

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