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MAURICE DE VLAMINCK (French / 1876-1958)

Maurice de Vlaminck was one of the original Fauve group, alongside Henri Matisse, André Derain, Raoul Dufy, Othon Friesz, Albert Marquet, and Charles Camoin. Vlaminck originally intended to be a professional cyclist, and it has often been noted that his landscapes are like the glimpses of a passing cyclist, crouched low over the handlebars of his bike watching the world rush by. In 1896 a bout of typhoid fever put paid to Maurice de Vlaminck’s athletic ambition. It was while on leave from his military service, on 18 June 1900, that Vlaminck had a chance encounter with André Derain on a train. The two became firm friends, and when he was demobilized Vlaminck shared Derain’s studio in an abandoned hotel-restaurant on the Ile-de-Chatou. Derain provided illustrations for Vlaminck’s early semi-autobiographical erotic novels such as D’un lit dans l’autre (From One Bed to Another). Maurice de Vlaminck continued to write as well as paint, and is one of the few to achieve real distinction in both literature and art (David Jones is another). Vlaminck's art was deeply influenced by Cézanne and Van Gogh. We have original etchings and lithographs by Vlaminck, and also a series of 15-colour lithographs after Vlaminck paintings, created by the master printer Charles Sorlier at Atelier Mourlot, in collaboration with Vlaminck.See: Katalin de Walterskirchen, Maurice de Vlaminck: Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Gravé, 1974; Fels, Vlaminck, 1928; Selz, Vlaminck; Freeman et. al, The Fauve Landscape, 1990.

See also:

CHARLES CAMOIN
ANDRÉ DERAIN
RAOUL DUFY
OTHON FRIESZ
ALBERT MARQUET
HENRI MATISSE

Selected prints by MAURICE DE VLAMINCK

Church across a
Cornfield, 1957
Lithograph
Une Eglise dans le
Vexin, 1927
Etching
Environs de Marines,
Oise, 1927
Etching

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