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Raoul Dufy

From 17 February to 17 May 2015

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Autor:
Raoul Dufy
Título:
Open Window, Nice, 1928
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
65,1 x 53,7 cm

Ubicacion:
The Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Winterbotham Collection
© Raoul Dufy / VEGAP / Madrid, 2015

Paul Delvaux: A Walk with Love and Death

From 24 February to 07 June 2015

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Autor:
Paul Delvaux
Título:
The Table, 1946
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
86 x 76 cm

Ubicacion:
Private Collection on deposit at Musée d´lxelles, Brusssels
© Foundation Paul Delvaux, Koksijde, Belgium / VEGAP – SABAM – 2015

Biography and Works

Author:
Maxime Maufra
Born/Dead:
Nantes, 1861-Poncé, 1918
Date:
Works

Biography




Maxime-Émile-Louis Maufra was born in Nantes on 17 May 1861. He completed his schooling at the secondary school in his native city, where he also took drawing classes. Two local painters, Charles Lebourg and Charles Le Roux, were his first mentors. Throughout his career, Maufra focused on the subjects he had studied in his youth, such as the sea, harbours, ships and the countryside.

At the age of twenty he travelled to England, where he was able to study the work of the English landscape painters such as Turner and Constable, who left a deep impression on him. In 1886, Maufra participated in the Salon, showing two paintings. However, he later became more closely associated with the Salon des Indépendants. During the following decade, he completely gave up his involvement in the family business and moved to Brittany. In Pont-Aven, where he stayed for six months, he met Gauguin. Maura has been considered a member of the Pont-Aven School, along with Émile Bernard, Gustave Loiseau and Henry Moret, among others. In 1894, 1896, 1897 and 1901 he participated in a number of exhibitions, the first of which was a monographic show of his work at Le Barc de Bouteville, and later at the Durand-Ruel Gallery. Maufra's paintings usually depict seascapes and cliffs in Brittany and Normandy. He also visited the region of Dauphiné and the surroundings of Le Havre, Douarnenez and Locronan. Maufra is considered a follower of the Impressionists, and shared their preference for light and clarity, but his work nevertheless differs in its more solid handling. He died on 23 May 1918 in Poncé

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