Seated Woman - Rosalie

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Artist: Raoul Dufy, French, 1877-1953
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Oil on canvas
21 7/8 x 18 1/4in (55.6 x 46.4cm)
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Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
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In the late 1920s, Raoul Dufy began a series of nudes set against the patterned rugs and vibrant blue walls of his Paris studio. Dufy’s brushwork has been compared to spontaneous calligraphy where, combined with large patches of color, the artist quickly reduces to the essential details. The color blue, recalling both sky and water, is a continual touchstone for Dufy, who grew up in the French port city of Le Havre and frequently visited the Mediterranean coast where he painted Golfe Juan.
Raoul Dufy; Marcelle Berre de Turique; 1930; p. 153
Great Masterpieces of Art: Inagural Exhibit: Los Angeles County Art Institute Gallery; 1957
Homage to Raoul Dufy: Exhibition May 18 to June 10; 1961
Raoul Dufy: Catalogue Raisonné de L'oeuvre Peint; Maurice Laffaille, Marcelle Berre de Turique, Bernard Dorival; 1972-1977; Vol. III; no.1017
Raoul Dufy, A Retrospective, December 5th, 1978 through February 25th, 1979, Ringling Museum of Art; William Wilson; 1978
Raoul Dufy; Raoul Dufy (French, b.1877, d.1953); 1980
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; 95
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Signed l.l.: Raoul Dufy
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