André Derain, a founding figure of Fauvism, is renowned for his vibrant use of colour and dynamic compositions that reshaped early 20th-century painting. If you’re looking for original André Derain prints and editions for sale or would like to sell, request a complimentary valuation and browse our network’s most in-demand works.

Be the first to know

Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about available Andre Derain works in our network.


Born in 1880 in Chatou, France, André Derain initially studied to become an engineer but shifted his focus to art in the late 1890s. He met Henri Matisse in Paris, together co-founding the Fauvist movement after enrolling at Académie Julian. Derain's early works, characterised by their bold colours and simplified forms, epitomised the radical break from traditional representation that Fauvism depicted.

After Fauvism, Derain continued to explore different styles, influenced by the works of Cézanne and Cubism. He briefly experimented with cubist techniques before reverting to a more classical style, focusing on traditional subjects such as still life, landscapes, and portraits. This stylistic shift reflected his desire to return to the classical traditions of painting.

Derain’s experimentation was short-lived, and by the 1920s, Derain had adopted a more traditional style, known as “return to order.” This change reflected a broader cultural movement of the time, seeking to restore classical principles after the upheaval of World War I. Derain drew inspiration from Renaissance art and classical antiquity, creating serene landscapes, portraits, and still lifes that showcased his remarkable technical skill and appreciation for form and composition.

His experimentation with Fauvism may have been short-lived, but his later works exemplified a mastery that placed him among the leading figures of 20th-century art. Derain's work during this period embodied a calm and balanced aesthetic, contrasting the explosive colours and bold forms of his earlier works.

Google reviews

Phil Moore

I used MyArtBroker to sell our Bridget Riley print. It was a very smooth process and I was very happy with the deal. Jasper was clear on the sale and I was kept informed every step of the way. Highly recommended!!

in the last week

Sallyanne McCrory

Celine and Helena went above and beyond to sell my art work for me. I highly recommend My Art Broker to anyone who wants to sell through a trusted company.

a week ago

Abe C

I reached out in order to get an appraisal for my Banksy print and within a day they provided me with an estimate that I can use to insure it. Special thanks to Celine and Leah.

in the last week

Mark Hegan

This was my first time using MyArtBroker. I had a print I wanted to sell and went on their website to register my interest. What impressed me from the start was I gained confidence in the whole business model, from their verifying my details and updating me on each part of the process. The person who did the valuation report also gave me confidence that I wa...

in the last week

Joseph Smith

When you have valuable artwork to sell, approaching the "art world" market as a novice can be quite intimidating. My Art Broker made the whole process easy and seamless. They are knowledgeable, transparent and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend them.

a week ago

Alex Thompson

First time user, but they’re very accommodating and helpful. Rebecca made it a really exciting & straightforward experience. Would definitely buy from again

in the last week

Sell Your Art
with Us

Join Our Network of Collectors. Buy, Sell and Track Demand

Submission takes less than 2 minutes & there's zero obligation to sell
The Only Dedicated Print Market IndexTracking 48,500 Auction HistoriesSpecialist Valuations at the Click of a Button Build Your PortfolioMonitor Demand & Supply in Network Sell For Free to our 25,000 Members