(1879 – 1965), France

Charles Camoin Biography

Considered as the most impressionist of the Fauves, Charles Camoin's work manifests itself in a synthesis of the Impressionist movement, in the wake of Renoir and Cézanne whom he met in 1901, and Fauvism. In 1895, Charles Camoin studied drawing at the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille before joining Gustave Moreau's studio, where he met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet and Henri Manguin. They exhibited together, in the small gallery of Berthe Weill, rue Victor Massé in Paris, but also at exhibitions including the Salon d'Automne in 1905 which launched the Fauvist movement. Its Mediterranean landscapes then highlighted a luminosity specific to Fauvism while maintaining a certain cohesion of the image. It is in his portraits that the fauve aesthetic became more important.

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In 1908, Charles Camoin had his first solo exhibition at Daniel Henri Kahnweiler's gallery in Paris and later enjoyed international fame; his paintings were shown in avant-garde European exhibitions in Moscow, Prague, Brussels and New York.

Text courtesy Helene Bailly Gallery.

Charles Camoin Featured Artworks

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Brune endormie avec un plat de fruits by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Charles Camoin Brune endormie avec un plat de fruits, 1950 Oil on paper laid down on canvas
48 x 52 cm
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Barques à quai dans le port de Saint-Tropez by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Charles Camoin Barques à quai dans le port de Saint-Tropez, c. 1951 Oil on canvas
33 x 44 cm
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Place de l'Ormeau à Saint-Tropez by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Charles Camoin Place de l'Ormeau à Saint-Tropez, 1921 Oil on canvas
54.9 x 65.8 cm
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Vue de Saint-Tropez by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Charles Camoin Vue de Saint-Tropez Oil on canvas
54.6 x 81.3 cm
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L'entrée du port de Saint-Tropez by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Charles Camoin L'entrée du port de Saint-Tropez, 1950 Oil on canvas
33 x 46 cm
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Vue de Saint-Tropez by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Charles Camoin Vue de Saint-Tropez Oil on canvas
54.6 x 81.3 cm
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Promenade au parc by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting
Charles Camoin Promenade au parc, c. 1903 Oil on canvas
54 x 65 cm
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Corbeille de fruits sur une chaise by Charles Camoin contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Charles Camoin Corbeille de fruits sur une chaise, c. 1959 Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
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