Vlaminck, Maurice de

Vlaminck, Maurice de

biographical name

(born April 4, 1876, Paris, France—died Oct. 11, 1958, Rueil-la-Gadelière) French painter. Noted for his brash temperament as well as his flair for landscapes, he began in 1900 to share a studio with André Derain, a friend from childhood. In 1905 he first exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants. His experiments with pure, intense colour applied in thick daubs earned him an association with Fauvism, but by 1908 he had turned to painting landscapes of thickly applied whites, grays, and deep blues, and his style moved closer to that of Paul Cézanne. He began c. 1915 to develop a personal, strongly stated style that placed him solidly in the realm of French Expressionism.

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