Andre Derain Biography and Artwork

André Derain was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of the Fauvism movement along with Henri Matisse. Born on June 10, 1880 in Chatou, Yvelines, Île-de-France, just outside Paris, Derain studied painting in Paris at the Académie Carriere from 1898 to 1899.

Derain had an important role in the development of Fauvism and Cubism. He brought an innovative approach to landscape art that utilized bold colors and strong forms. These techniques helped establish a framework for Fauvism in the early 20th century.

One of Derain’s most famous works is The Dance which he created in autumn of 1906 after returning from London to Paris. The painting showcases his unique style characterized by bright colors – such as blue-purple hues – and abstract shapes that take form only upon closer inspection.

Derain passed away on September 8,1954 in Garches, Seine-et-Oise [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. His work continues to influence contemporary artists today.

Overall Andre Derian’s legacy lives on as one of the most influential artists during an important moment within the realm of modern art history- serving as a major contributor to pushing forward new artistic movements while also experimenting with old world landscapes through his own unique creative lens.

All Andre Derain Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
The Pool of London 1906 Oil on Canvas
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