Raoul Dufy was born on June 3rd (e)
Nice, Casino 1926 - Oil on canvas
Born in 1877, Dufy, a French fauvist painter, was also a draftsman, a printmaker, a book illustrator, a scenic designer, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public spaces.
Dufy developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events.
Raoul Dufy made his mark on the 20th Century as he helped to create a modern visual sensibility and perception, a way of seeing things after the First World War, which was different from the way they were ever seen before.