Maurice de Vlaminck
Born. 11.10.1876 in Paris
Died. 11.10.1958 in Rueil-la-Gadelière
French painter, Fauvist
About the artist
Maurice de Vlaminck was born in 1876 in Paris. His artistic lifestyle started with him learning the violin from his father who was a teacher. Something which helped him in his later life when he would also give lessons and perform to earn extra money.
His love of painting started in his teenage years and although he took part in a few classes, he preferred to learn alone. When he was 23, a chance meeting on a train with André Derain, an upcoming artist, was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. They were so close that they rented a studio together.
Vlaminck, a lover of Fauvism, used short brushstrokes, and bright colours to enhance his work, and often experimented with different techniques. Vlaminck was not happy with Picasso as Fauvism became less popular and was replaced with the rise of Cubism.
Vlaminck continued to paint in his preferred style, producing many of his famous paintings.
He died on 11 October 1958.