HENRI MANGUIN (1874-1949)
Henri Charles Manguin was a French painter associated withFauvism, working alongside such artists as Henri Matisse, André Derain, and Raoul Dufy. He most notably employed pastel hues to depict beach scenes and nude bathers on the French Riviera, capturing vivid scenes of turquoise Mediterranean waters and lush green vegetation. Born on March 23, 1874 in Paris, France, Manguin went on to study under Gustave Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts along with Matisse and Charles Camoin. After school, he travelled around France with fellow Fauve artist Albert Marquet, and began exhibiting at the Salon des indépendants. The artist spent much of his later life living in the south of France, continuing to paint in the bright palette for which the Fauvist movement was known. Today, his works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Manguin died on September 25, 1949 in St. Tropez, France.