Dufy, Raoul

PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 3 Jun 1877, Le Havre - DIED 23 Mar 1953, Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
GRAVE LOCATION Nice, Alpes-Maritimes: Cimetière de Cimiez, Place du Monastère de Cimiez

Together with his schoolfriend Othon Friesz he studied Boudin's works in Le Havre. From 1900 onwards he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. He worked in Bonnat's studio and in 1902 he was introduced to Berthe Weill and afterwards allowed to exhibit his work in het gallery. In 1905 he saw work by Matisse that turned his attention to fauvism. In 1909 Cézanne's work was a futher influence to him.

After the First World War he developed his own colourful and decorative style. In the 1920s his work became more succesful. Apart from paintign he also worked as an illustrator and as a decorator.

Related persons
• knew Dubuffet, Jean
• was influenced by Matisse, Henri

Sources
The Times
• Adler, Josef, Handbuch der Grabstätten, 2. Band, Die Grabstätte der Europäer, Deutsches Kunstverlag, München, 1986
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Raoul Dufy - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Raoul Dufy at the Cimetière de Cimiez, Nice.
Picture by Androom (28 Nov 2008)

 


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Published: 13 May 2010
Last update: 13 May 2010