ALBERT MARQUET (1875-1947) Titled: Untitled, Medium: Watercolor on paper, Date: c. 1930, Size: 18 x 15 in. (Attrib.). Was a French Fauvist painter known for his land- and cityscapes. Marquet was a close friend of Henri Matisse and exhibited with the other Fauves such as André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Raoul Dufy. Although his palettes were not nearly as bright as his cohort’s, Marquet’s subtler tones were activated by lively brushwork. Born Pierre-Albert Marquet on March 27, 1875 in Bordeaux, France, he studied with Gustave Moureau—a fellow Fauve nad Georges Rouault at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He traveled extensively throughout his career, focusing on waterfronts and vistas around Europe and Northern Africa. Marquet died on June 14, 1947 in La Frette-sur-Seine at the age of 72.