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 Andre Derain  (1880 - 1954)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: paintings,sculpture-fauve and pointillist

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Birth
1880 (Chatou, France)
 
Death
1954 (Garches (Seine-et-Oise))

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France

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Andre Derain was born in 1880 at Chatou, which was then a kind of artists' colony at the gates of Paris. His father was a successful patissier (pastry chef) and a town councillor and Derain was given a middle-class education. By the time he was forty, he was one of the most successful painters in Paris. But by the end of World War II, Derain's name usually came up only to be dismissed with a shrug.

One of the original "wild beasts" (Fauves), he has been difficult to appraise; but at its (showing 500 of 3658 characters).



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