Size: 20.25 x 28 inches
Artist: Raoul Dufy (After)
This charming poster advertises an event honouring Raoul Dufy in 1954, just a year after his death in March of 1953. The city of Honfleur, and its soictey of local artists ("Societé des artistes Honfleurais") organized a display in remembrance of the beloved artist, held in the local city hall from July to August. The poster features a design by Dufy evoking the movement and colour of ships on the sea, and is a great example of the bright colours loved by Fauvist painters.
Raoul Dufy (3 June 1877 – 23 March 1953) was a French fauvist painter. He developed a colourful, 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. Dufy was a truly prolific and highly regarded artist, and today his work hangs in museums around the world. He was also a draftsman, print-maker, book illustrator, a theatrical set-dresser, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public spaces.