André Derain

(Chatou 1880 - 1954 Garches)

In 1898–99, Derain studies with Eugène Carrière. In 1900, he sets up a shared studio with Maurice de Vlaminck in Chatou. In 1904, he attends the Académie Julian in Paris, and in 1905, he is in the south of France with Henri Matisse. With Maurice de Vlaminck and Matisse, Derain is a leading exponent of Fauvism. In 1905 and 1906, he spends time in London. In 1906, he meets Pablo Picasso. In the following years, he, Picasso, Georges Braque, and Raoul Dufy paint together in the south of France on a regular basis. In 1908, he begins to study the art of Paul Cézanne, followed, until 1914, by the works of the Cubists. In 1914–18, he serves in the war. After 1919, he designs costumes and stage decorations for several productions of Serge Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes.” Between 1920 and 1930, he travels widely in southern France and Italy.