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(b Le Havre, 3 June 1877; d Forcalquier, 23 Mar. 1953). French painter, graphic artist, and designer. His early work was Impressionist in style, but he became a convert to Fauvism in 1905 after seeing Matisse's Luxe, calme et volupté (‘this miracle of creative imagination in colour and line’) at the Salon des Indépendants. He exhibited with the Fauves in 1906 and 1907, but in 1908 he worked with Braque at L'Estaque and abandoned Fauvism for a more sober style influenced by Cézanne.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)