Raoul Dufy

1877 (Le Havre, France) – 1953 (Forcalquier)

Braque and Dubuffet were also from Le Havre, Braque a fellow-student. Dufy painted together with Braque in Normandy and Provence, and with Marquet, another early friend, in Normandy. Poiret, a firm friend who liked the company of artists, funded the impecunious Dufy to experiment with fabric printing techniques, and went with him to Morocco. Apollinaire and Dufy worked daily on Apollinaire’s ‘Bestiaire’ after Picasso dropped out of illustrating it. Dufy designed sets and costumes for Cocteau, mixed with Gris, Picasso and others from the Bateau Lavoir, and met Lawrence while travelling in Italy.