Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection
Stored: 234 JSP Box 10, S7D
UND Art Collections Repository
André Derain was born in 1880 in Yvelines, France. Derain's formal art training began under Eugène Carrière at the Académie Camillo from 1898 to 1899. He is best known for his contributions to Fauvism and Cubism. His works often use bold colors that fragment in order to display depth and light in his compositions. André Derain has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, the Hermitage Museum, and many others internationally.
Derain was a founder of the fauvism movement, along with Matisse, who he worked with directly in 1905. This work was created for Verve Magazine, published in 1939 and is double-sided, with works by Derrain on each side. Three stacked images on recto, single image of tree on verso.
Crease on verso upper left, hinge tape residue in corners of verso.