Born. 27.03.1875 in Bordeaux
Died. 14.06.1947 in Paris
French painter, Fauvist
About the artist
Marquet was born on 27 March 1875 in Bordeaux. After moving to Paris to study in 1890 he met and shared a room with Henri Matisse, the beginning of a lifelong friendship. In 1982 he went on to study under Gustave Moreau a well-known symbolist artist.
Marquet and Matisse often painted together each influencing the other in their work. Marquet exhibited paintings at the Salon des Indépendants. where the artistic community became aware of his particular (Fauve) style. Similar to the other artists at that time but with less intense tones. As he exhibited with the other artists, he was still classified as one of the Fauves (Wild Beasts).
From 1907 Marquet alternated between working in his studio in Paris and travelling around Europe and North Africa. He loved to paint boats and water and loved Venice and Naples. It was quite common for him to return to the same locations and paint the same picture in a different light.
Between 1910 and 1914 he painted nudes in whorehouses, illustrating lesbian lovers but his love of landscape painting kept him busy for the rest of his life.
Marquet died from cancer on 14 June 1947.