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Maurice Denis

 (1870 - 1943)
Maurice Denis was active/lived in France.  Maurice Denis is known for abstract, symoblist painting, decoration, illustration.

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Maurice Denis (November 25, 1870 - November 1943) was a French painter and writer, and a member of the Symbolist and Les Nabis movements. His theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art.

Maurice Denis was born November 25, 1870, in Granville, Manche, a coastal town in the Normandy region of France. Waters and coastlines would remain favorite subject matter throughout his career, as would material drawn from the bible.  For such an avant-garde figure, Denis had a surprisingly broad religious streak, writing in his notebook at age fifteen, "Yes, it's necessary that I am a Christian painter, that I celebrate all the miracles of Christianity, I feel it's necessary."[1] The Denis family was affluent,   ...  Displaying 750 of 6417 characters.

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Après-midi dans les bois
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