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Raoul Dufy
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1877
Death Date: 
1953
Born Le Havre 1877; attended evening classes at the Municipal Art School where he met Othon Friesz and George Braque; went to Paris in 1900 becoming a pupil of Léon Bonnat at L'École des Beaux-Arts; was influenced by Matisse in 1905 and adopted the manner of the Fauves; worked on textile design with Paul Poiret starting in 1911 and Bianchini-Ferier starting in 1912; Dufy's position in the artistic world became established by the mid 20s; many international exhibitions and awards followed; received the Internation Grand Prize for Painting at the Venice Biennale in 1952; many retrospective exhibitions of his work after his death in 1953.