Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin. He wrote the original French title in the upper left corner: D'où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous with no question mark, no dash, and all words are capitalized. In the upper right corner he signed and dated the painting: P. Gauguin / 1897. The painting was created in Tahiti, and is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.