Denis Maurice

Denis Maurice (1870 - 1943)

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Denis Maurice
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Parismap
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Maurice Denis (November 25, 1870 – November 1943) was a French painter and writer, and a member of the Symbolist and Les Nabis movements. His theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art. Maurice Denis was born November 25, 1870, in Granville, Manche, a coastal town in the Normandy region of France. Waters and coastlines would remain favorite subject matter throughout his career, as would material drawn from the bible. For such an avant-garde figure, Denis had a surprisingly broad religious streak, writing in his notebook at age 15, "Yes, it's necessary that I am a Christian painter, that I celebrate all the miracles of Christianity, I feel it's necessary."[1] The Denis family was affluent, and young Maurice attended both the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian, where he studied with the French figure painter and theorist Jules Joseph Lefebvre.[1]



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Denis Maurice and Jamot Paul at the Louvre Museum in Paris
Denis Maurice and Jamot Paul at the Louvre Museum in Paris

Self-Portrait Maurice Denis
Self-Portrait Maurice Denis


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