About the artist
Raoul Dufy (3 June 1877 - 23 March 1953) was a French Fauvist painter and printmaker. He was known for his colourful and decorative scenes of landscapes, leisure activities, and the French Riviera. He was influenced by the work of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Signac, and his work was often characterised by a spontaneous approach and a bold use of colour. Dufy was also a prolific designer of textiles, ceramics, and theater sets. He was a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Legion of Honor.
Also associated with: Fauvism, Paul Signac, Vincent van Gogh, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Legion of Honor, French Riviera.