Albert Marquet Biography

Albert Marquet




Albert Marquet (1875-1947), painter and printmaker, was born in Bordeaux on March 27, 1875.  He moved to Paris about 1890 and a few years later enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he studied with Gustave Moreau and befriended Henri Matissse.  Marquet and Matisse worked together in 1900 on the decoration of the Grand Palais at the Paris World Exhibition, their work was hung in close proximity in the Salon d'automne in 1905 and they were members of the fauve painters, which also included Vlaminck, Dufy and Derain.

There were a handful of suites that included original drypoints, copper engravings, or lithographs by Marquet. These include Bords de Seine of 1927, Marcelle Marty: Images d'une petite ville arabe, Dix estampes originales, and Les Grisons of 1947.

 He traveled extensively about Europe and lived in Algiers between 1940 and 1945 and produced many paintings depicting the port of Algiers.

 Marquet died unexpectedly on June 14, 1947, in Paris.