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Andre Derain (1880-1954) French Fauvist Painter

Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistPortrait of Madame Maurice Renou, c.1925

Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistCollioure

Andre Derain, French painter and illustrator, was one of the leaders of the Fauvism movement along with his friend Matisse whose influence on the artist's early work is doubtless.
Derain also worked in a pointillist technique.
In 1900s Derain shared a studio with Maurice de Vlaminck.

Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistFishing Port at Collioure, 1905

Painting by Andre Derain French Artist

His association with the Cubists Braque and Picasso started in the summer of 1909.
Later he became more traditionalist, painting still lifes and landscapes in brown and olive green colors.
Derain was also a known portrait painter.
In 1905, Matiss introduced Derain to art dealer Ambroise Vollard, who bought everything he saw on the walls of Derain's studio. The same year, Vollard, very impressed with the series of paintings Monet had made of the Thames River, sent Derain to paint in London. The London's paintings are his most famous works. Derain completed 30 paintings, 29 of which still exist.

Painting by Andre Derain French Artist

Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistPortrait of Madame Guillaume, 1928


In 1919 he worked with Sergei Diaghilev on Ballets Russes.
In 1928, the artist was awarded the Carnegie Prize.
In 1941 he went to Germany, invited by the Nazis they when occupied Paris during WWII. As a result, many people avoided him, beleiving he was a collaborator with the Nazis.
By this time his relationship with his wife was bad, although she agreed to adopt his illegitimate child. They separated after an illness left him only partially sighted, they separated. The artist died of the complications following a car crash.

Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistStill Life

Picasso's mistress Fernande Olivier described Derain as:

Slim, elegant, with a lively colour and enamelled black hair. With an English chic, somewhat striking. Fancy waistcoats, ties in crude colours, red and green. Always a pipe in his mouth, phlegmatic, mocking, cold, an arguer.

Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistMelon, Flacon, Couteau et Pain Sur Une Nappe, 1931

Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistStill Life

Oil Painting by Andre Derain French Artist
Picasso, Derain Cache, 40 Years in Vault, May Fetch $26 Million
By Scott Reyburn
A cache of artworks by artists including Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne and Andre Derain is expected to fetch as much as $26 million at auction after being hidden in a bank vault for 40 years.
The collection had been owned by Ambroise Vollard, the dealer who represented leading modernist artists, and will feature in Sotheby’s London and Paris sales in June.
The top lot is Derain’s 1905 Fauvist landscape “Arbres a Collioure,” estimated at 9 million pounds ($13.9 million) to 14 million pounds in Sotheby’s June 22 sale of Impressionist and modern art in London. A week later, the Paris branch of the auction house will offer 140 paintings, drawings, prints and books that had formerly belonged to the dealer. These are valued at 2.5 million euros ($3.4 million) to 3 million euros, the New York-based company said today in an e-mailed statement.

Oil Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistLe Phare de Collioure, 1905

“It’s a real one-off,” said Helena Newman, Sotheby’s London-based head of Impressionist and modern art. “Vollard was Paris’s leading dealer in the new modern artists and this sale is like getting a glimpse into his gallery.”

The 141 pieces had been deposited for safekeeping in a vault of the Societe Generale in Paris by Erich Slomovic, a young Yugoslav who was Vollard’s associate, in 1939 -- the year in which the dealer was killed in a car crash. Slomovic had been given the works to sell on consignment. He died at the hands of the Nazis in 1942, said Sotheby’s. bloomberg.com
Oil Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistShips in the Port of Collioure, 1905

Oil Painting by Andre Derain French Artist
Oil Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistWoman with a Hat, 1934

Oil Painting by Andre Derain French Artist
Oil Painting by Andre Derain French ArtistDance

Oil Painting by Andre Derain French Artist
Oil Painting by Andre Derain French Artist
Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre Derain
Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre Derain
Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre DerainTwo Sisters, 1913

Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre DerainThe Turning Riad, L'Estaque

Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre DerainCollioure's Suburb, 1905

Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre DerainBay of Ciotat

Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre Derain
Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre DerainHarlequin and Pierrot, 1924

Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre DerainThe Black Feather Boa, 1935

Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre Derain
Painting by French Fauvist Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainModel

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainBarge de la Seine

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainValley of the Lot at Vers, 1912

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainPortrait d'un homme inconnu au journal

Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainTwo Women and Still Life, 1936

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainSaturday

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainPortrait of a Young Woman

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainStill Life, 1913

Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainNature Morte Sans Cadre, 1949

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainStill Life with a Skull, 1912

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainCharing Cross Bridge, 1906

Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainSt.Paul Cathedral, 1906

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre DerainThe Pool of London, 1906

Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain
Paintings by French Artist Andre Derain


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3 comments:

  1. I haven't left a comment in a long while...just fyi...I love your blog...and frequent it...you are on my blog roll.
    Lee

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  2. trolling the net looking for artwork by Derain, and happened upon your page. Love that you've scattered a mixture of styles and ages of his work in one place. Thank you!

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