- Raoul Dufy - Painter of Joy [Chronology]
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Raoul Dufy
(1877 - 1953)

1877 Born 3 June at Le Havre
1891 Takes a job as a clerk
1892 Enrols at the Ecole Municipale des Beaux-Arts at Le Havre
1898 Serves in the army
1900 Studies under Léon Bonnat at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris
1910 Woodcuts for Le Bestiaire, ou le cortège d'Orphée of Guillaume Apollinaire
1911 Works in a small textile shop called "Petite Usine" in Montmartre
1912 Works as art director at the silk producing company of Atuyer-Bianchini-Férier in Lyons
1920 Creates the stage set for The Ox on the Roof by Cocteau
1922 Travels in Italy
1925 Travels to Morocco with Poiret
1927 Mural decorations for Dr. Viard's dining room in Paris
1937 Decorations for the Palais de l'Electricité
1937 First signs of polyarthritis
1944 Designs the sets for Armand Salacrou's Les Fiancés du Havre at the Comédie Française, Paris
1950 Spends time in U.S. taking a course of cortisone treatments
1952 Wins the first prize for painting at the 26th Venice Biennale
1953 Dies of a heart attack on 23 March in Forcalquier

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