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Émilie Charmy, DRIFTER'S DAY
Self portrait (1955) – Émilie Charmy (Source)

Émilie Charmy (pronounced “shar-mee”) (April 2, 1878 – June 7, 1974) was an artist in France’s early avant-garde. She worked closely with Fauve artists like Henri Matisse, and was active in exhibiting her artworks in Paris, particularly with Berthe Weill.[1]

She had become an artist against the norms for French women in her day and became a well-regarded artist. She painted still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and figure paintings. Unusually for a woman at the time, she made a number of paintings of nude women in poses of sexual abandon. Charmy’s initial works were Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. As her career evolved, she was influenced by Fauvism and the School of Paris movements. (Source)


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