Charles Camoin (French, 1879–1965)
Village Street in Collioure (1912)
Chat before an open window
Paris La Seine au quai des Grands-Augustins (1959)
oil on canvas. 27.2 x 35.2 cm
Charles Camoin (1879–1965) was a French painter associated with the Fauves.
Born in Marseille, France, Camoin met Henri Matisse in Gustave Moreau's class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Matisse and his friends (including Camoin, Henri Manguin, Albert Marquet, Georges Rouault, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck), formed the original group of artists labeled the Fauves (meaning "the wild beasts") for their wild, expressionist-like use of color.