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ALBERT MARQUET (1875-1947) ink drawing famous French artist Fauve

ALBERT MARQUET (1875-1947) ink drawing famous French artist Fauve

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An original ink drawing of a turn of the century gentleman, 4 1/2" by 2 3/4" inside the ornate French matting, 10 1/2" by 9" in quality gold framing, signed at lower right with initials "a.m." (French artist ALBERT MARQUET (1875-1947). The drawing came from a Palm Springs collection. Marquet was an important French artist, works of whom have sold into the millions of dollars at auctions. Born in Bordeaux, he came to Paris by 1890 for art study, meeting there with Henri Matisse, who became first a roommate and then a lifelong friend. Almost immediately he was exhibiting at the Salon des Independants. By 1892 Marquet was studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Gustave Moreau. In 1905 we see Marquet exhibiting at the Salon d'Automne alongside Matisse, Maurice Vlaminck, Andre Derain, Emile-Othon Friesz, Georges Rouault, Raoul Dufy, Henri Manguin, Georges Braque, and Louis Valtat. Considered one of the early Fauves, who painted bold canvases in bright color, his use of color later moderated to a more naturalistic level, but his compositions never lost their unique, easily identifiable style. He favored ports, cityscapes, the seaside, ships, and rivers. This drawing appears to be in excellent condition.