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Raoul DUFY - The birds, lithograph

Raoul DUFY
The birds
Lithograph (1965) on Vellum paper
Page dimensions: 24 x 30 cm
Excellent condition

Informations: Lithograph created as tribute to Raoul Dufy and printed in 1965 in Mourlot workshops

Raoul Dufy : Brother of artist Jean Dufy, Raoul was born in 1877 in Le Havre where he spent his childhood. Fine Arts school student, he works in Paris since 1900, showing art fisrt an interest in impressionist and postimpressionist artists. Dufy works with Albert Marquet at Fécamp, Trouville and Le Havre. 1905 marks for him an evolution toward a new painting. The discovery of Matisse's "Luxe, calme et volupté" (1904) is at that time a revelation of his rupture from impressionism ("Jeanne in the flowers", 1907). Around 1909, his work becomes lighter, adding grace and humor ("The bois de Boulogne", 1909). The artist also reveales himself in the illustration of litterary works as "Bestiaire d'Orphée" by Apollinaire in 1910. He also shows interest in decorative art and creates a textile decoration compagny with Paul Poiret in 1911. After the second World War, his painting reachs his final style, characterized by a sharp drawing, pure colors with arbitrary contour, generally representing a crowd on tint areas of bright colors ("Race in Epson", 1935). After the war the artist pratice more and more watercolor and the end of his life leads his work toward a greatest starkness ("The red violin", 1948). In 1952, Dufy won The International Grand Prize of Painting at the XXVIth Venice Biennale, he died the following year.

Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes (France)
Musée des Beaux Arts Jules Chéret (France)
Fondation Collection E.G. Bührle (Switzerland)
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France)
Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland)
The Bridgestone Museum of art Ishibashi Foundation (Japan)
Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes (France)
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (The USA)
Musée Cantini (France)
Musée d'art moderne Ceret (France)
Musée Ziem (France)
The Thyssen Bornemisza Collection (Spain)
Bordeaux Musée des Beaux Arts (France)
Collection François Depeaux (France)
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (The USA)
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Winnipeg Art Gallery (Canada)
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Fuji Art Museum (Japan)
Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg (France)
Statens Museum for Kunst (Denmark)
Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne (France)
Musée de Grenoble (France)
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Canada)
Randers Kunstmuseum (Denmark)
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Albertina (Austria)
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Béziers (France)
Fondation Bemberg (France)
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec (France)
National Museum of Western Art & Matsukata Collection (Japan)
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales (Uruguay)
Musée des Beaux arts de Lyon (France)
The University of Oklahoma Museum of Art (The USA)
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (The USA)
Musée Malraux (France)
Tate Collection (United Kingdom)
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Auckland Art Gallery (Australia)
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Musée Paul Valéry (France)
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Collection "Peindre en Normandie" (France)
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Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal (Canada)
Ohara Museum of Art (Japan)
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Canada)
Cà Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna (Italy)
Eli ans Edythe Broad Art Museum (The USA)
Roubaix La Piscine (France)
Fondation Christian et Yvonne Zervos (France)
Musée de Pully (Switzerland)
Musée des beaux-arts de Nice (France)
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