Marcel Dyf  (French, 1899-1985) 

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Marcel Dyf Biography
1899   Born: Paris, France
1922   Moved to Arles (Provence) and set up painting studio
1935   Returned to Paris, where he took over Maximilien Luce’s old studio
1940 - 1949   Joined the French Résistance in Corrèze and Dordogne during WWII
1949   Returned again to Paris, studio in Saint Paul-de-Vence, Provence, France
1950   Attended Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Established studio in Cannes, France
1956   Moved to Bois d’Arcy, near Versailles
1960 - 1969   Summers in Arzon, Bretagne, France
1985   Died: Paris, France
  Collections:
  Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA
Musée Arlaten, Arles, France
  Commissioned Murals:
  Saint Martin-de-Crau (Town Hall)
Les Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer(Town Hall)
Collège Ampère (Dining Room)
Selected Exhibitions
1990   Retrospective Exhibition, Frost and Reed, London, England
1987   Frost and Reed, London, England(solo)
1955   Frost and Reed, London, England (solo)
1953   Galerie Petrides, Paris, France (solo)
1951   Galerie Petrides, Paris, France (solo)
1949   Galerie Petrides, Paris, France (solo)
Literature
  E. Benezit ‘Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs’
  ‘Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture’
  Dyf’ by Michel Gay; Galleries, 19th and 20th Century Masters
  ‘Marcel Dyf’, Frost and Reed Galleries, London