Dufy, Raoul

DESCRIPTION: Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
Bouquet de fleurs
stamped with the artist’s signature Raoul Dufy (lower right)
gouache, watercolour, pencil and collage on card
38.3 x 30.4 cm.
15 1/16 x 11 15/16 in.
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Madame Fanny Guillon-Laffaille. This work will be included in the forthcoming supplement of the Catalogue raisonné des Aquarelles, Gouaches et Pastels de Raoul Dufy, currently being prepared.

Private Collection, Paris

Raoul Dufy (French: [3 June 1877 – 23 March 1953) was a French Fauvist painter, brother of Jean Dufy. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events. He was also a draftsman, printmaker, book illustrator, scenic designer, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public spaces.

Public collections
Among the public collections holding works by Raoul Dufy are:
Van Abbemuseum
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands
McNay Art Museum[6]
Art Gallery of Ontario
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris