Albert Marquet

(Bordeaux 1875 / Paris 1947) came from a humble family. After studying at the Ecole des arts-décoratifs (School of Decorative Arts) where he met Matisse he became, along with the former, a pupil of Gustave Moreau. While following his academic apprenticeship, the young artist began painting in the Impressionist sphere of influence, a movement the lessons of which he was never to forget. However, from 1898 onwards he adopted a palette dominated by pure colour, thus already heralding fauvism.

At the 1905 Salon d'automne, Marquet and his friend Matisse both participated at the first Fauvist exhibition and in 1907 he held his first solo exhibition. His work, tinged with fluidity and sensitivity, evolved very rapidly after the fauvist parenthesis towards a palette which was more finely-shaded although it retained the same luminosity.


Le Port d'Alger
Albert Marquet

Size   h: 13 inch x w: 16.1 inch / h: 33 cm x w: 41 cm
Provenance Moos Gallery
Exhibited Kunstmuseum Basel
Signed lower right.
Materials: Oil on canvas board

Price     USD  75.000                  Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter

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