Raoul Dufy was born in 1877 in Le Havre, France. His early art education came from days spent, along with his school friend Othon Friesz, studying paintings by Boudin in the La Herve museum. He received a scholarship in 1900 that provided for studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Dufy then worked as an illustrator,  a fabric designer for Paul Poiret, a famous couturier, among other design work in theater and costume design.


Selected Collections:
Tate Gallery, London, England
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York;City, NY
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Musee Royal des Beaux-Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark


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