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Raoul Dufy

Le Cavalier arabe (Le Cavalier blanc), 1914, oil on canvas, 66 x 81 cm, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Born 3 June 1877 (1877-06-03)
Le Havre, France
Died 23 March 1953 (1953-03-24) (aged 75)
Forcalquier, France
Nationality French
Education École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Known for Painting, drawing, design, printmaking
Notable work La Fée Electricité (1937)
Movement Fauvism, impressionism, modernism, cubism

What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart.
Raoul Dufy
When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart.
Raoul Dufy
France has lived a long time – eight or nine centuries – and yet art in France, too, was derivative up until the 19th Century.
Raoul Dufy
American art, like America, must wait and live a while longer.
I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
Raoul Dufy
My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.