Raoul Dufy

(Le Havre 1877 - 1953 Forcalquier)

Dufy trains at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His early oeuvre is informed by his study of the art of Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse. In 1908, he is in L’Estaque, working side by side with Georges Braque. After 1911, he takes an interest in cloth printing. In 1937, he creates large-format decorations for the “Palais de l’Électricité” at the Paris World’s Fair. In 1952, he is awarded the Grand Prix at the Venice Biennale.