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French painter (of landscapes, portraits, figure compositions, and still-lifes), graphic artist, and designer, born in Le Havre. He studied there at the École des Beaux-Arts, 1896–9, then in 1899–1904 at the École des *Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he met *Matisse. His early work was *Impressionist in style, then from 1905 to 1907 he was one of the *Fauves—his best work dates from this brief period.

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