Legendary Parisian Neo-Impressionist painter Paul Signac helped develop the unique Pointillist style. His professional career began in architecture, but he decided to pursue art after a bout of inspiration from seeing Monet works. He would sail the coat of Europe, paintings landscapes and developing his newfound artistic talent. Signac eventually met Georges Seurat, the main founder of Pointillism, and became his most faithful and dedicated supporter. They often traveled together to paint the same river, landscapes, and cafes. The pair also helped found the Academy of Independent Artists. Signac became its president after he had some time to grow his renown and would remain its president until his death.