Charles Camoin (1879-1965)

Charles Camoin was a French painter born on 1879.

He is one of the most sensitive expressionist painters belonging to the Ecole de Paris, Charles Camoin was closely associated with the Fauvism movement, led by Henri Matisse (1869-1954), that flourished in Paris during the years 1905-6 and championed the use of vivid colour in painting. Camoin himself preferred a slightly less garish palette in both his landscape painting and portrait art, leading some art critics to characterize his style as closer to Impressionism than Expressionism. At any rate, he retained a lifelong interest in capturing the interplay of light and colour, and remains one of the great modern artists of the early 20th century.