This is Jean Puy

Jean Puy (8 November 1876 in Roanne, Loire – 6 March 1960 in Roanne) was a French Fauvist artist.

He studied architecture at the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon and painting subsequent to Jean-Paul Laurens at l’Académie Julian between 1897 and 1898. He met Henri Matisse and new like-minded artists once he transferred to the l’Académie Carrière in 1899. He exhibited his pretense in 1901, then in an Impressionist style, at the Salon des Indépendants; later, as a Fauvist, he exhibited at the 1905 Salon d’Automne.

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L’Illustration related the Salon d’Automne “scandal” and published reproductions of several paintings dubbed Fauve, among which Jean Puy’s Flânerie sous les pins (Strolling through pine woods), together similar to Louis Vauxcelles’ comment: “Mr. Puy, whose nude at the beach reminds us of Cézanne’s broad schematism, is presenting external scenes where the volumes of things and beings are strongly established.”

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