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Vlaminck, Maurice de

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1958 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Landscape Painter, Painters

1876 – He was born on the 4th day of April of this year in Paris. He was born to musician parents in Paris. As a youth he studied violin before becoming a professional cyclist.


1894 – At his early aged of 18, Vlaminck roamed around the countryside and served in the army in which he played cymbals in a regimental band.


1901 – Vlaminck was married at 25 to Suzanne Berly and had two children.


1896 – His career was ended by a bout with Typhoid fever in this year. After this he joined the military. During this time he met André Derain, under whom he began to paint. His work was influenced by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, though his paintings tended to avoid the bright colors that characterized their work.


1908 – Beginning this year, de Vlaminck began painting realist landscapes in the style of Paul Cezanne. After serving in World War I, he retreated to a remote location and continued creating a more subdued and ominous style of Expressionism.


1958 – He expired of old age on the 11th day of October of this year in Rueil-la-Gadelière. During his lifetime he painted over a hundred works and of even though he took his painting career lightly, still came out as one of the great artists of Fauvism.