Raoul Dufy at home (dufy.com)
Dufy French (1893-1983)
|Title: Salon des Artistes Décorateurs
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Signed in the plate lower right.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
||9 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
||23.5 cm x 32 cm
|Price: $175.00 USD Now
The Société des Artistes Décorateurs was created in 1901, reflecting
the growing importance of fine and applied arts in France. In addition
to exhibiting the decorative arts in other contexts, the Société organized
Salons which by the 1950s became one of the primary forums for exhibiting
modern creation by young designers.
Grand Palais 1926 Salon Des Artistes Decorateurs
"Raoul Dufy made his mark on the 20th Century as he helped to
create a modern visual sensibility and perception, a way of seeing
things after the First World War, which was different from the way
they were ever seen before.
Born in Le Havre on June 3rd 1877 in a family which was to count nine
children, Raoul Dufy soon showed some rare talent for drawing. Forced
to earn a living at 14, he interrupted his studies to work in a coffee
importing firm in the harbour of his native city and also attended
night courses at the School of Fine Arts.
After his military service he went to Paris where he lived with Othon
Friesz, who was also from Le Havre. There he studied under Léon Bonnat
but found academic painting quite boring and preferred the works of
Van Gogh, Gauguin and some Impressionist painters instead.
After a trip to Munich his true personality started to blossom though
the public was not immediately receptive to his works. Dufy wanted
to produce what he liked and accepted the offer of fashion designer
Paul Poiret to make fabric designs.
Nevertheless, he did not give up painting and produced many interesting
works between 1918 and 1940, the year this music-lover started to
paint a series of philharmonic and chamber orchestras. Dufy remained
faithful to many themes- racecourses, regattas, his blue studio, nudes,
beach scenes." (dufy.com)
During the 1950s the renowned French printer, Fernand Mourlot, printed
most of the "original" posters of the most important artists
of the day. In 1959 they printed the series "Affiches Originales"
for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of the "original"
posters created by the contemporary masters, Picasso,
Chagall, Braque, Matisse,