Maurice Denis

Maurice Denis (French: [dəni]; 25 November 1870 – 13 November 1943)[1] was a French painter, decorative artist and writer, who was an important figure in the transitional period between impressionism and modern art.[2] He was associated with Les Nabis then the Symbolist movement, and then with a return to neo-classicism.[3] His theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art. Following the First World War, he founded the Ateliers d'Art Sacré (Workshops of Sacred Art), decorated the interiors of churches, and worked for a revival of religious art.

Maurice Denis
Self-portrait of Maurice Denis (1916)
Maurice Denis

(1870-11-25)25 November 1870
Died13 November 1943(1943-11-13) (aged 72)
Paris, France
EducationÉcole des Beaux-Arts, Académie Julian
Known forPainting, drawing

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