Raoul Dufy

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.
Footnotes
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.

Provenance
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