Albert Marquet

Dieppe – The Artists – Marquet, Albert

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who painted in Dieppe. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Albert Marquet
Albert Marquet

Movement(s): Fauvism

Albert Marquet (1875 – 1947), born in Bordeaux, was a French painter, associated with the Fauvist movement. He initially became one of the Fauve painters and a lifelong friend of Henri Matisse.

In 1890 he moved to Paris to attend the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, where he met Henri Matisse. They were roommates for a time, and they influenced each other’s work.

Dismayed by the intense coloration in these paintings, critics reacted by naming the artists the “Fauves”, i.e. the wild beasts. Although Marquet painted with the fauves for years, he used less bright and violent colours than the others, and emphasized less intense tones made by mixing complementaries, thus always as colors and never as grays.

Marquet subsequently painted in a more naturalistic style, primarily landscapes, but also several portraits and, between 1910 and 1914, several female nude paintings.

Marquet was particularly revered by the American painters Leland Bell and his wife Louisa Matthiasdottir. He was also revered by Bell’s contemporaries Al Kresch and Gabriel Laderman. Since both Bell and Laderman were teachers in several American art schools, they have had an influence on younger American figurative artists and their appreciation of Marquet.

Click here to read Marquet’s full bio on Wikipedia.

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1934 - Albert Marquet - The Port of Dieppe
1934 – Albert Marquet – The Port of Dieppe
1936 - Albert Marquet - The Port of Dieppe
1936 – Albert Marquet – The Port of Dieppe

Albert Marquet also painted in other cities in France. More of his paintings will follow, and when published links “” will appear below.

Dieppe in Normandy was a popular place for artists to come and apply their art. Here is a list, non exhaustive, of the artists that painted in Dieppe.

A link (“⇠”) to the artist’s works will appear when published (a “*” indicates that the artist did not work directly in Dieppe, instead worked in nearby villages):

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