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Landscape near Martigues
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Tate

Landscape near Martigues 1913

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876–1958)

Tate

(b Paris, 4 Apr. 1876; d Rueil-la-Gadelière, Eure-et-Loir, 10 Oct. 1958). French painter, printmaker, and writer. A colourful and many-sided character, as a young man he earned his living mainly as a racing cyclist and orchestral violinist, painting in his spare time virtually without instruction. Indeed, he delighted to inveigh against all forms of academic training and boasted that he had never set foot inside the Louvre: ‘I try to paint with my heart and my loins, not bothering with style.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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