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Derain, Andre (1880-1954) – 1934-39 Woman With a Hat (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC)

Oil on cradled wood panel; 56.1 x 47.3 cm. André Derain, (b. June 10, 1880, Chatou, France—d. September 8, 1954, Garches), French painter, sculptor, printmaker, and designer who was one of the principal Fauvists. Derain studied painting in Paris at the Académie Carriere from 1898 to 1899. He developed his early style in association with…

A Farm in Brittany, by Paul Gauguin

Gauguin returned to France from Tahiti in August 1893. The following summer, he traveled to Brittany, where he remained for some six months. Breton culture, infused with vestiges of its pagan Celtic past, appealed to his taste for the primitive and the exotic. The two-year interlude that was Gauguin’s last stay in France, from August…

Gauguin Self Portrait, 1895

Paul Gauguin French, 1848-1904 Oil on canvas "for my friend Daniel" Paul Gauguin, more than any other artist of the 19th century, perhaps, has become a romantic symbol, the personification of the artist as rebel against society. After years of wandering, first in the merchant marine, then in the French navy, he settled down, in…