Robert Delaunay Biography

Painter (1885–1941)
French painter Robert Delaunay is best known for being one of the first to introduce vibrant color into Cubism, setting a trend later known as Orphism.


French painter Robert Delaunay was one of the first artists to introduce vibrant color into Cubism, trend eventually known as Orphism. An important figure in 20th century art, Delaunay is often overshadowed by his contemporaries such as Picasso, Matisse and Barque. Delaunay and his wife, Sonia Terk Delaunay, worked on a large, impressive abstract mural together for the Paris Exposition in 1937.

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