Art Envy: French Painter Raoul Dufy

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  7/28/2009

This month the Art Envy series will look at the French painter Raoul Dufy.  Participants in this monthly workshop will enjoy a 20-minute presentation on the life and work of Raoul Dufy, and then get creative in a 45-minute outside splatter painting workshop taught by local artist Paula Bullwinkel.  The workshop will take place at the Bend Public Library on Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m.  You can register through the calendar section of the library’s website at or by calling Lisa at 312-1034.  Supplies are provided and this program is free and open to the public.

 Raoul Dufy was a French Fauvist painter who lived from 1877 until 1953.  His work is

colorful and decorative and became fashionable for designs for ceramics, textiles and decorative schemes for public buildings.  He is well-known for cheerful oils and watercolors which depict open-air social events, yachting scenes, and sparkling views of the French Rivieria.


Local Bend artist Paula Bullwinkel has a master’s degree in art education with a minor in painting.  She has participated in numerous one-woman and group shows in New York City and the East Coast area.  For 18 years, she was a professional fashion and portrait photographer for Magazines in NYC and London.  Paula believes artmaking is best approached with a willingness to take risks, and a keen attitude towards the enjoyment of invention.


For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1034 or visit the library at

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