History And Context


The theme of the artist’s studio was not new to Raoul Dufy in 1935; his first example dates to 1909. In the 1930’s, however, he painted numerous monumental canvases, sometimes including nude models or self-portraits, of his studio at L’Impasse de la Guelma, which he maintained from 1911 until his death. The Artist’s Studio is considered the most successful in this series.

On its first exhibition in London, the painting was singled out for its color harmonies and striking light. The last Dufy painting to enter The Phillips Collection, The Artist’s Studio was highlighted by the local press as “indicative of (Dufy’s) serious side… which he has seldom surrendered to.”

More Works by Raoul Dufy In the Collection


The Artist's Studio
Raoul Dufy
1935
Chateau and Horses
Raoul Dufy
1930
Epsom
Raoul Dufy
1935

Joinville
Raoul Dufy
1938
The Opera, Paris
Raoul Dufy
early 1930s
Polo
Raoul Dufy
ca. 1930

Seaside Motifs
Raoul Dufy
1928
Versailles
Raoul Dufy
ca. 1936
Portrait of Fleuret
Raoul Dufy
ca. 1920