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AndreDerain_Artist Exhibition


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1) Andre Derain, 10 June 1880 to 8 September 1954 (age 74), was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse.

2) In 1907 an art dealer purchased Derain's entire studio, giving him financial stability. He began to shift from the Fauvist palette to more muted tones, showing the influence of Cubism and Paul Cezanne

3) Besides experimenting, he worked with well known poets such as Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob up to 1912. Eventually, Derain's work began overtly reflecting his study of the Old Masters.

4) After the war, Derain won new acclaim as a leader of the renewed classicism then ascendant. With the wildness of his Fauve years far behind, he was admired as an upholder of tradition.

5) In 1919, he designed the ballet La Boutique fantasque for Diaghilev, leader of the Ballets Russes. A major success, it would lead to his creating many ballet designs.

6) During the German occupation of France in World War II, Derain lived primarily in Paris and was much courted by the Germans because he represented the prestige of French culture.

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