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French painter and printmaker, born at Roanne. He trained at the École des Beaux-Arts, Lyon (1895–8) and in Paris at the *Académie Julian (1898) and the *Académie Carrière (1899), where he became a friend of *Matisse. His early work was *Impressionist, but he became one of the more moderate members of the *Fauves, exhibiting with them at the famous *Salon d'Automne show of 1905. He painted traditional subjects such as landscapes, nudes, interiors, and flowers in a bright, clear, spontaneous style.

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