Dufy, Raoul

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Portrait of Raoul Dufy (click to view image source)
Raoul Dufy
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Dufy, Raoul Gender: M
Dufy, Raoul Ernest Joseph
born on 3 June 1877 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Le Havre, France, 49n30, 0e08
Timezone LMT m0e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°45' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°39 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°36'


French artist, a painter who was one of the major artists of the Fauve group and considered a master draftsman. He used a technique that focused everything in terms of the drawing itself. Dufy's method was direct and uncorrected, with a spontaneity about it that had risen from years of training.

From his studio in Montmarte, he painted with a staccato style of a few sure strokes. Through the high windows he could see children playing in the cobbled street. He always put on his glasses to paint, and his round features took on the pained expression of an old child concentrating. His work included oils, watercolors, murals, prints, book illustrations, textile design and ceramics. He also designed ballet sets and costumes.

Dufy died 3/23/1953, Forcalquier, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 4/352


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Stage/ Set design (Ballet sets)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, designer and ceramics)