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Marcel Dyf was born in 1899 in Paris. He grew up in Normandy, and started a career as an engineer, but soon decided to become a painter. In 1922, he moved to Arles, where he was trained as a painter and set up a studio. Over a long and fruitful period, he established himself among the most gifted and original successors to the Impressionists.
Dyf accomplished trough light, color and values, not only the warmth and power of his subject matter, but a creation linking in perfect harmony. Following in the footsteps of the great plein air painters Monet and Renoir, Dyf’s style and atmosphere are entirely individualistic, dramatically emphasized by forceful yet fluid brushstrokes that suggest the presence and movement of nature.
In the midst of his blossoming career, Dyf met and married Claudine that became the focus of his attention and ultimately his trademark.
He died in 1985 in Bois-d'Arcy (France).