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ALBERT MARQUET (French / 1875-1947)

Pierre Léopold Albert Marquet founded the Fauve movement with Henri Matisse, André Derain, Othon Friesz, Raoul Dufy, Georges Braque, Charles Camoin and Henri Manguin. Marquet was born in Bordeaux to a modest family: his father was a railway worker. At school, nothing interested the young Albert but drawing, and when he was 15 his mother made the decision to take him to Paris so that he could learn to be an artist. She opened a dress shop with her niece in order to support them, while Marquet studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. It was here that he first met his lifelong friend and colleague, Matisse, alongside artists such as Marcel Lenoir. Matisse and Marquet went on the Beaux-Arts to study under Gustave Moreau, and widen out their circle to include Manguin, Evenepoel, and Camoin. Our prints by Albert Marquet include lithographs of Paris, especially scenes along the Seine, copper engravings of North African scenes, and erotic lithographs. For most of his career Albert Marquet worked in a studio at 19, quai Saint-Michel, which he took over from Matisse.

See also:

GEORGES BRAQUE
CHARLES CAMOIN
ANDRÉ DERAIN
RAOUL DUFY
HENRI JACQUES ÉDOUARD EVENEPOËL
OTHON FRIESZ
MARCEL LENOIR
HENRI CHARLES MANGUIN
HENRI MATISSE

Selected prints by ALBERT MARQUET

Figures on the Pont
des Arts, 1950
Lithograph
A young woman sewing, 1947
Engraving
Lesbian couple X, c.1905
Lithograph

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