Long Life Thanks to Wine, 1936


Long Life Thanks to Wine, 1936


Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953)                           

Medium: Color Lithograph

Edition: 500

Printer/Publisher: Draeger Freres, Paris, France

Dimensions: 9.5" x 9.5" (24.5" x 24.5" with frame)

“When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart.” ~ Raoul Dufy


Raoul Dufy’s Long Life Thanks To Wine is a charming illustration created for a medical guide (written by Gaston Dery, a leading French gastronomic author) which explains the numerous benefits of wine. His illustrations did not portray people drinking wine, rather imagery displaying the many positive effects of wine, a sophisticated approach to health and happiness. 

Born in Le Havre, Dufy began his studies there, taking night classes at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1900, he moved to Paris and enrolled at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts. Often associated with Fauvism, he is known for his unique, adapted style characterized by broad brushstrokes and vivacious use of color in compositions that seem intended solely to delight and entertain. The luminous use of color in Dufy’s work helped popularize modern art. By the mid-1930s, his paintings had achieved considerable recognition with the general public. Raoul Dufy became one of the most important Pairs Period masters next to Matisse, Braque, and Gaugin.


In the collection of:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), NY

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston



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