André Derain, ‘The Court Jesters Ed: of 200’, 1943, David Barnett Gallery

Image rights: David Barnett Gallery

About André Derain

A founding member of Fauvism, Andre Derain is known for his innovative landscape and cityscape paintings in which he transforms the subject with bold and largely unrealistic colors. Early in his career Derain worked closely with fellow Fauves Maurice de Vlaminck and Henri Matisse, the latter helping convince Derain’s family to let him pursue a career in painting. In Derain’s celebrated depictions of London’s Thames River and Tower Bridge, he applied each color separately in dots or dabs, inviting associations with the Divisionist technique of Paul Signac and Georges Seurat. Derain’s later work features more subtle tones and new subjects, including portraiture and still life. Inspired by his friendship with Pablo Picasso, Derain’s post-Fauve works show an engagement with both classicism and Cubism, and this so called “classical” style earned him widespread recognition throughout Europe and the United States.

French, 1880-1954, Chatou, France, based in Garches, France

Group Shows

Galerie Michel Giraud, 
André Derain et la Jeune peinture française
New York,
Summer Nudes featuring works by George Segal.
Musée de l'Orangerie, 
Paris, France,
Les Enfants Modèles: De Claude Renoir à Pierre Arditi

Fair History on Artsy

Armstrong Fine Art at IFPDA Print Fair 2015
Ursus Books & Prints at TEFAF Maastricht 2015
Ursus Books & Prints at IFPDA Print Fair 2014
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