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|Raoul Dufy made his mark on the 20th Century as he helped
to create a modern visual sensibility and perception, a way
of seeing things after the First World War, which was different
from the way they were ever seen before.
Born in Le Havre on June 3rd 1877 in a family which was to
count nine children, Raoul Dufy soon showed some rare talent
for drawing. Forced to earn a living at 14, he interrupted
his studies to work in a coffee importing firm in the harbour
of his native city and also attended night courses at the
School of Fine Arts.
After his military service he went to Paris where he lived
with Othon Friesz, who was also from Le Havre. [Read