(1876 - 1960)
Jean Puy was active/lived in France. Jean Puy is known for fauve nude female figure, landscape, water and interior-scene painting.
Biography Jean Puy
Jean Puy was a French Fauvist* artist. He studied architecture at the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon and painting with Jean-Paul Laurens at l'Académie Julian* between 1897 and 1898. He met Henri Matisse and other like-minded artists when he transferred to the l'Académie Carrière in 1899.
He exhibited his work in 1901, then in an Impressionist* style, at the Salon des Indépendants*; later, as a Fauvist, he exhibited at the 1905 Salon d'Automne*.
L'Illustration related the Salon d'Automne "scandal" and published reproductions of several paintings dubbed Fauve, among which Jean Puy's Flânerie sous les pins (Strolling through pine woods), together with Louis Vauxcelles' comment: "Mr. Puy, whose nude at the s
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