Maurice de Vlaminck
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK was born in Paris, France 4 April 1876 and died, 11 October 1958 at age 82.
Vlaminck was a professional athlete, a professional musician, a poet and novelist, and a painter–printmaker. Of all his occupations, that of artist was the one he most clung to for most of his life.
One of the original group of Fauves (along with Matisse and Derain) who showed at the Salon d’Automne in 1905, his two strongest influences were Van Gogh and Cezanne, but his greatest love as a painter was color. He was also a prolific printmaker for many years, but most of his earlier works are printed in black and white. But whether he is working in color or in black and white, his style is as good as a signature to identify his works.
Vlaminck’s works are in every major museum collection. One of his paintings made a new record for the artist in 2002, selling at auction at Christie’s London for over $10 million (the estimate had been $4 to $5 million).
Maurice de Vlaminck : bouquet de fleurs, 1955, pochoir, heliotype, ed400, img 17 x 13.6in, 43 x 34.6cm, sht 24.4 x 19.2543 x 35cm