About the artist
Charles Camoin (23 September 1879-20 May 1965) was a French painter, born in Marseille. There he got to know Henri Matisse in Gustave Moreau’s class at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. He joined the Fauves, a group of expressionist artists including Matisse, Camoin, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. Camoin always remained close to Matisse and painted a portrait of him, which can be found in the collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris. Camoin’s works are exhibited throughout France and included in major collections like Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Centre Pompidou. In 1955 he was honoured with the Prix du Président de la République at the Biennale of Menton. He died on May 20, 1965.