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Les Fauves (French for The Wild Beasts) were a short-lived and loose grouping of early 20th century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong colour over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. While Fauvism as a style began around 1900 and continued beyond 1910, the movement as such lasted only three years, 1905-1907, and had three exhibitions. The leaders of the movement were Henri Matisse, Andre Derain and Raoul Dufy.   continue on wikipedia  


Henri Matisse    1869-1954    French Painter/Sculptor
Georges Rouault    1871-1958    French Painter
Albert Marquet    1875-1947    French Painter
Maurice de Vlaminck    1876-1958    French Painter
Raoul Dufy    1877-1953    French Painter
Kees van Dongen    1877-1968    Dutch Painter
Charles Camoin    1879-1965    French Painter