Raoul DUFY


Raoul Dufy was born into a large family at Le Havre, in Normandy. He left school at the age of fourteen to work in a coffee-importing company. In 1895, when he was 18, he started taking evening classes in art at Le Havre’s École des Beaux-Arts (municipal art school). The classes were taught by Charles Lhuillier, who had been, forty years earlier, a student of the French portrait-painter, Ingres. There, Dufy met Raimond Lecourt and Othon Friesz with whom he later shared a studio in Montmartre and to whom he remained a lifelong friend. During this period, Dufy painted mostly Norman landscapes in watercolors. Dufy’s calligraphic, free-flowing line and liberated use of vibrant color are the artist’s hallmarks, and reinforce the paradisiacal sensibility so unique to his art.

Art pieces available

Nice, Le Tournant de La Promenade des Anglais aux Mouettes
54,8×50 cm


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