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Othon Friesz

Without the sublime truth of painterly light, no fullness of form, no agreement, no unity.

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Henri (Emile Othon) Friesz is born in Le Havre in 1879. At the age of thirteen, he takes night classes at the School of Fine Arts in his hometown. There he meets Raoul Dufy, befriends Georges Braque. In 1898, Othon Friesz win a scholarship that allows him to pursue his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Paris until 1903 (atelier Bonnat). He befriends Matisse, Rouault, Marquet, Vlaminck, . . .

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Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
* Loeuvre peint , Vol. I, R. Martin & O. Aittouares, Paris, 1995, 2000 * C. R. , Vol. II en prparation, R. Martin & O. Aittouares All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • E.-O. Friesz , A. Salmon, Les Peintres Fr. Nouveaux n5, Ed. N.R.F., 1920
  • Friesz , F. Fleuret & autres, Ed. Chroniques du Jour, Paris, 1927
  • Othon Friesz , Roger Brielle, coll. Les Artistes Nouveaux, Ed. G. Crs, 1930
  • Othon Friesz , M. Gauthier, Ed. P. Cailler, Genve, 1957
  • Othon Friesz , coll., cat., Ed. Muse Galliera, Paris, 1959
  • Rtrospective O. Friesz , c Othon Friesz , coll.,at., Muse de La Roche-sur-Yon, 1979
  • E.-O. Friesz, rtrospective , cat., Galerie K. Granoff, Paris, 1989
  • Braque - Friesz , coll., cat., Muse de Lodve, Ed. Mazzotta, 2005
  • Othon Friesz , Jean-Luc Chalumeau, Ed. Cercle d'Art, 2006
  • Othon Friesz: Le fauve baroque , David Butcher, Ed. Gallimard, 2007
To read from the artist :
  • O. Friesz, notices diverses , J. Busse, P. Cailler, Genve, 1958
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Art movements

  • + FAUVISM / 1902-1907 / Charles Camoin, Auguste Chabaud, etc.
  • + ARMORY SHOW / 1913 / Constantin Brancusi, Charles Camoin, Marcel Duchamp, Edward Hopper, Joseph Stella, etc.
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