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Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the artists central to the Fauvism movement. Read more about the movement on the Fauvism Overview page.

Fauvism: 9 of 282 Total Artists
Braque, Georges Biography, Art & Analysis

Braque, Georges

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Braque, Georges Famous Art

Georges Braque was a modern French painter who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed analytic Cubism and Cubist collage in the early twentieth century.

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Chagall, Marc Biography, Art & Analysis

Chagall, Marc

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Chagall, Marc Famous Art

Marc Chagall was a Russian-born, Jewish-French artist that reached great popularity during the 20th century. Although his art is associated with several movements, Chagall is commonly grouped in with the German Expressionists. Much of his early work was credited with synthesizing visual elements of Cubism, Symbolism and Fauvism.

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De Vlaminck, Maurice Biography, Art & Analysis

De Vlaminck, Maurice

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De Vlaminck, Maurice Famous Art

Maurice de Vlaminck was a French painter was a prominent member of the Fauvist movement, along with Matisse and Derain. De Vlaminck's best known work is characterized by a bold usage of reds, oranges and yellows, with a preference for rolling landscapes and woodland scenes.

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Derain, André Biography, Art & Analysis

Derain, André

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Derain, André Famous Art

André Derain, the co-founder of Fauvism, was a French artist whose paintings exhibit the writhing energetic lines and bright colors characteristic of the movement. He strove to keep art modern and current throughout his career.

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Dufy, Raoul Biography, Art & Analysis

Dufy, Raoul

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Dufy, Raoul Famous Art

Raoul Dufy was a French painter primarily associated with the short-lived, but important, Fauvist movement. Dufy's colorful outdoor scenes depicting gardens, social events and busy seascapes are his most famous, yet he also created popular fabric designs.

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Kandinsky, Wassily Biography, Art & Analysis

Kandinsky, Wassily

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Kandinsky, Wassily Famous Art

A member of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, and later a teacher at the Bauhaus, Kandinsky is best known for his pioneering breakthrough into expressive abstraction in 1913. His work prefigures that of the American Abstract Expressionists.

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Matisse, Henri Biography, Art & Analysis

Matisse, Henri

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Matisse, Henri Famous Art

Henri Matisse was a French painter and sculptor who helped forge modern art. From his early Fauvist works to his late cutouts, he emphasized expansive fields of color, the expressive potential of gesture, and the sensuality inherent in art-making.

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Maurer, Alfred Biography, Art & Analysis

Maurer, Alfred

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Maurer, Alfred Famous Art

Alfred Henry Maurer was an important American modernist in the early twentieth century. Originally a Realist, Maurer shifted to European Cubist and Fauvist painting, and his work was included in the 1913 Armory Show in New York. Maurer was also one of the leading avant-garde American artists in the days before World War I.

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Van Dongen, Kees Biography, Art & Analysis

Van Dongen, Kees

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Van Dongen, Kees Famous Art

The Dutch-French artist's works created a remarkable record of fashions and social attitudes in Paris over the first half of the twentieth century and added to the output and scope of the Fauvism movement.

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Fauvism: 9 of 282 Total Artists



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