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RAOUL DUFY (French / 1877-1953)

Raoul-Ernest-Joseph Dufy was born in Le Havre. At fourteen he started work in the office of a coffee importer. Two years later Raoul Dufy met Othon Friesz at the town's École Municipal des Beaux-Arts. After his military service, Raoul Dufy won a municipal scholarship to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He enrolled with Othon Friesz in the atelier of Léon Bonnat. Strongly influenced by the impressionists, Raoul Dufy and Othon Friesz were among the first Fauves; Dufy’s style in particular was completely transformed by his first viewing of Matisse's “Luxe, calme, et volupté” in 1905. In 1904 and 1906 Dufy travelled with Albert Marquet; in 1908 he spent the summer with Georges Braque at L'Estaque; in 1909 he travelled with Friesz to Munich. From 1911 Raoul Dufy created fabric designs for Paul Poirier and then Bianchini-Ferrier. After WWI – in which Dufy served as a driver – Raoul Dufy devoted his art to the pleasures of life.

See also:

GEORGES BRAQUE
CHARLES CAMOIN
ANDRÉ DERAIN
JULES CAVAILLÈS
OTHON FRIESZ
HENRI CHARLES MANGUIN
ALBERT MARQUET
HENRI MATISSE
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK

Selected prints by RAOUL DUFY

Sailor, 1920
Lithograph
Monet painting at
Giverny, 1920
Lithograph
Dancing couple, 1920
Lithograph

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