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Raoul Dufy

(French, 1877–1953)

le port du havre by raoul dufy

Raoul Dufy

Le port du Havre, ca. 1905–1906

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les baigneurs by raoul dufy

Raoul Dufy

Les baigneurs, ca. 1907

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Born in Le Havre, France
Studied at the Municipal School of Beaux-Arts, Le Havre, France
Granted an annual scholarship by the Municipality of Le Havre, France
Studied in Bonnat’s studio at the Academy of Fine Arts, Paris, France
Executed woodcuts for illustrations of « Le Bestiaire » by Guillaume Apollinaire
Introduced to the dress designer Paul Poiret, who helps him to set up a small factory for making fabric designs
Awarded the Carnegie Prize for his canvas « L’avenue du Bois »
Commissionned to paint the large mural for the Electricity Pavilion at the International Fair in Paris : 600 meters in size, making it one of the largest paintings in the world (now in The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris).
Became a member of the Jury of the Carnegie Institutes and goes on his first trip to the United States
Won the first prize for painting at the 26th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Died in Forcalquier, France


Raoul Dufy, projets de Tissus, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris, France (solo)
Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris, France (solo)
Dufy en Méditerranée, Musée Paul Valéry, Sète, France (solo)
Raoul Dufy, le plaisir, Musée de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
Raoul Dufy, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, France (solo)
Destaques do Acervo, Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Sae Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Age of the Animal, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Art for the classroom - school prints 1946-49, Pallant House Gallery, Chinchester, UK
Un Regard Fauve, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Tapestries, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Dufy, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris, France (solo)
Von Spitzweg bis Baselitz - Streifzuge durch die Sammlung Wurth, Museum Wurth, Kunzelsau, Germany
Matisse and the Fauves: Color of the Century, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, Korea
Cubism or thereabouts, Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK
Dufy and Lebasque, Connaught Brown, London, UK
Classic to Modern - French Works on Paper, 1800-1950, from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles COunty Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Raoul Dufy - Un autre regard, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Paris, France; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, Nice, France (solo)
Raoul Dufy, du motif à la couleur, Musée Malraux, Le Havre, France; Musée d’Art moderne, Céret, France; La Piscine-musée d’Art et d’Industrie André Diligent, Roubaix, France (solo)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy; Raoul Dufy, les peintures de la collection du Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne (solo)
Raoul Dufy, Galerie Boulakia, Paris (solo)
Exemplum del disegno europeo del Novecento, Galleria Open Art, Prato, Italy
Die Zeichnung, Galerie Ruf, Munich, Germany


Dora Perez-Tibi, Dufy. Paris, France: Flammarion, 1989
Guillon-Laffaille, Fanny. Raoul Dufy, Catalogue Raisonné des Aquarelles, Gouaches & Pastels – tome II . Paris, France: Editions Louis Carré & Cie, 1982
Laffaille, Maurice. Raoul Dufy, Catalogue Raisonné de l’Œuvre Peint – tome IV. Geneva: Editions Motte, 1977
Laffaille, Maurice. Raoul Dufy, Catalogue Raisonné de l’Œuvre Peint – tome II . Geneva: Editions Motte, 1976