Maurice de Vlaminck
French, 1876-1958
High auction record
$22m, Christie's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
Arts et Autographes at artgenève 2018,
Arts et Autographes
Willow Gallery at LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2018,
Willow Gallery
A Journey into the EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDE: The Influence of Cubism,
Gilden's Art Gallery

Maurice de Vlaminck is closely associated with the Fauves, a turn-of-the-century group of painters known for adopting a radically new, vibrant palette and applying large areas of pure, flat color. Most strongly identified with Henri Matisse, this style is evident in de Vlaminck’s well-known works Bateaux-Lavoirs and Portrait of Derain (both 1905), featuring van Gogh-inspired coloration and expression. Shortly thereafter, de Vlaminck grew more concerned with compositional structure, creating dramatic landscapes inspired by Paul Cézanne. As his style continued to develop, he adopted a more severe palette and became known for his depictions of violet-hued, stormy skies reigning over the windswept French countryside.

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