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Raoul Dufy

 (1877 - 1953)
Raoul Dufy was active/lived in France.  Raoul Dufy is known for fauve painting-beach scenes, illustration, design.

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Raoul Dufy

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Raoul Dufy was born on June 3, 1877 in Le Havre, France and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, as well as with Othon Friesz and Lhuillier. Although inspired by Matisse and resembling him in his devotion to rhythmic line, pure color and decorative effects, Dufy was a painter of great independence and originality. During the first half of the 20th century, the Fauves, the Cubists, and the Surrealists dominated the art of France. Throughout all of these developments, Dufy went on painting the most highly civilized subjects he could find, the elegant holiday places and events of the rich.

Dufy's palette and his taste for beauty eventually led him to the world of fashion and fabric design. He formed a close relationship with the couturi  ...  Displaying 750 of 4413 characters.



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About  Raoul Dufy

Born:  1877 - Le Havre, France
Died:   1953 - Forcalquier, France
Known for:  fauve painting-beach scenes, illustration, design