Raoul DUFY

Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953)

Raoul Dufy was born in Le Havre, France in 1877. After graduating from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Dufy became hugely influenced by Impressionist landscape painting from the likes of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. The discovery of the work of Henri Matisse shortly afterwards in 1905 was a revelation to Dufy and directed his interest towards Fauvism. Subsequent contact with Paul Cezanne around 1910 calmed the technique of the young artist, whose work continued to develop, and in 1920 an influence of Cubism led to the culmination of his unique approach. 

Living respectively in Venice, Sicily and Morocco, Dufy designed the now famous ‘Electricity Fairy’ in 1937 for the Paris International Exhibition. His love for traveling would take him to New York in 1950. In 1952, he received the grand prize for painting in the 26th Venice Biennale. After his death in 1953, he was buried near Henri Matisse in the Cimiez Monastery Cemetery in Cimiez, a suburb of the city of Nice. Raoul Dufy exhibitions have been extensive, with his works shown in major museums internationally. His paintings can be found in many of the world’s major private and public collections.

  • Raoul Dufy & Bernard Buffet

    Raoul Dufy & Bernard Buffet


    December 08, 2016 - December 22, 2016

  • Masters of Distinction

    Masters of Distinction


    September 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

  • Icons of Art II

    Icons of Art II


    January 22, 2016 - February 25, 2016

  • Icons of Art

    Icons of Art


    July 17, 2014 - August 31, 2014

  • Highlights, The Monaco Masters Show

    Highlights, The Monaco Masters Show


    July 05, 2013 - August 31, 2013

  • Le Sacre du Printemps

    Le Sacre du Printemps


    March 28, 2013 - April 28, 2013

  • From Impressionism to Pop Art

    From Impressionism to Pop Art


    July 08, 2012 - August 12, 2012

  • Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne

    Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne


    April 06, 2012 - April 27, 2012

  • The Masters

    The Masters


    November 18, 2011 - December 31, 2011