Dufy, Raoul

BORN 3 Jun 1877, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime - DIED 23 Mar 1953, Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
GRAVE LOCATION Nice, Alpes-Maritimes: Cimetière de Cimiez, Place du Monastère de Cimiez (Carré Dufy, numéro 472)

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 successful. Apart from paintign he also worked as an illustrator and as a decorator.

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


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


• 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
The Times
Raoul Dufy - Wikipedia


Published: 13 May 2010
Last update: 02 Oct 2022