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ARTHUR MESSER FINE ART STUDIO
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Copyright 2009 - 2016, Art Messer • All rights reserved

About the Artist

Art Messer was a fine art painter who lived and painted in Seattle until until his death in 2014. His original paintings have been widely collected in North America and Europe since the early 1980s. He was best known for his use of strong color and shapes in the Post-Impressionism or Fauvist tradition.

Fauvist Inspiration

Fauvist or les Fauves (the French word for "wild-beast") was the art establishment’s label for Post-Impressionist painters like Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and Paul CÚzanne, and their bold use of color as expression in the early 1900's.

Travels in France

Arthur Messer traveled to Paris and southern France many times over the years. There he experienced the Fauvist art movement and incorporated their "joie de vie" into his own original works.

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Art Messer - 2014