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Derain, André


Born June 10, 1880, in Châtou; died Sept. 8, 1954, in Garches (both towns near Versailles). French painter.

Derain studied in Paris with E. CarriÉre (1898-99) and at the Academic Julian (1904). Between 1905 and 1906 he painted landscapes in the fauvist style, intent on conveying the intensity of nature. The decorative effect of the paintings is based on the utmost intensity of vibration of large patches of pure, contrasting colors (London Harbor, 1906, Tate Gallery, London).

Around 1908, Derain’s style changed under the influence of Cezanne and early cubism; his composition acquired rational rigor, his forms took on geometric simplicity and substantiality, and his colors became restrained and somber, based on greenish, brown, and lead gray hues (A Path Through the Woods in Fontainebleau, A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow). In the second decade of the 20th century gloomy and static renderings appeared in Derain’s creative work in subjects reflecting the dreary monotony of everyday provincial life (Saturday, 1911-14, A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow). In the 1920’s, the artist turned to strict, classical drawing, lapsing into passionless, coldly stylized work.


Sutton, D. André Derain. London, 1959.
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In terms of the German presence Vichy France contained within it not only the dubious patronage of German culture which took Charles Despiau, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, Maurice de Vlaminck, Kies von Dongen, Andre Derain and others on a much publicized visit to the Nazi art displays in Munich and Hitler's Chancellery in Berlin, but also the surprising German acceptance of much of the avant-grade art of early Twentieth-Century France, including Braque, Matisse, Dufy, Rouault and Picasso.
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the famous Swiss artist, to do the decor for Cost fan tutte (1950), and then, together with Alberto Giacometti, convinced Andre Derain to design Die Entfulrung aus dan Serail (1951), and Il barbiere di Siviglia (1953).
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Staff at the Barber, colleagues from the University of Birmingham's History of Art department, friends of Professor Verdi, former students, members of the Friends group and several art dealers enjoyed a private view of the display, which groups all the major paintings acquired for the Barber under Professor Verdi's directorship, including masterpieces by Rubens, Matthias Stom, Johan Christian Dahl and Andre Derain, together with a selection of works on paper.
He also enhanced access by eliminating the museum's general admission charge and developing a new community engagement initiative, and has strengthened the collection by acquiring important works by Phillippe de Champaigne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Andre Derain, Frederick Bierstadt, and Arthur Dove.
Today, Provence musters Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Degas, and Cezanne as its key figures, with Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy, and Georges Braque as their successors.