Summary of Fauvism Fauvism, the first 20th-century movement in modern art, was initially inspired by the examples of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cézanne. The Fauves (“wild beasts”) were a loosely allied group of French painters with shared interests.
Who was the major artist in the Fauves?
Henri Matisse was a French painter, draughtsman and sculptor who was a leader of the Fauvism movement. He met many other artists and produced numerous masterpieces between 1900 and 1910, although he continued to paint for nearly 50 years after the movement.