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MAURICE DENIS (French / 1870-1943)

Born in Granville, Maurice Denis was one of the founders of the Nabis. Under the influence of Gauguin, the Nabis ("Prophets") comprised a group of friends from the Académie Julian: Maurice Denis, Sérusier, Bonnard, Ibels, and Ranson, plus Vuillard and Ker-Xavier Roussel. The Nabis were a fairly short-lived group, and most of its members shrugged off the mysticism and symbolism of the early days; the art of Maurice Denis remained closer to the original ideal, and to the original inspiration in the art of Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard. The decorative element is very important in the work of Denis, and as well as paintings and lithographs he was a creator of murals, windows, mosaics, and tapestries. Many of his later prints were engraved by Jacques Beltrand. See Cailler, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé de Maurice Denis, 1968.

See also:

ÉMILE BERNARD
PIERRE BONNARD
HENRY-GABRIEL IBELS
ALEXANDRE LUNOIS

Selected prints by MAURICE DENIS

Nativité, 1907
Lithograph •SOLD
Fragment d'une
décoration pour une
chambre de musique, 1906
Etching

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