ANDRE DERAIN was a French painter, sculptor, illustrator, stage designer and collector, born June 10, 1880 in Chatou, Yvelines. He was a leading exponent of Fauvism. In early 1908 he destroyed most of his work to concentrate on tightly constructed landscape paintings, which were a subtle investigation of the work of Cézanne. After World War I his work became more classical, influenced by the work of such artists as Camille Corot. In his sculpture he drew upon his knowledge and collection of non-Western art. Derain died in Garches in September 8, 1954, at the age of 74.