A 12" x 9" reproduction of André Derain's (1880-1954) Flowers in a Vase as a part of a late 1940s collection of the "World's Great Paintings" with title and commentary on reverse. Printed while the artist was still living. André Derain was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse.

Commentary on the reverse of the print reads:

“André Derain was one of a group of the young and unfamiliar painters who exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1905. Among others exhibiting in the same room with Derain were Georges Rouault, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and Georges Braque. Today their work is familiar to us, but at the time they were called "the fauves", and the room in which they exhibited, the "cage aux fauves". Derain has been the most eclectic of the original fauves, painting a wide range of subjects, now in this manner and now in that, and always with facility, richness and distinction. He helped establish the cubist movement with Picasso and Braque, and then abandoned cubism to return to subject painting, going back to Cezanne and even to the Sienna primitives in his search for new orientations, and tending always toward the archaic, toward simplicity and largeness, clarity and hardness. A master in many fields, Derain typifies that restless tendency in modern art, that skill and adaptability and knowledge of the craft, which enables an artist to paint well in many fields without creating a supreme style that is uniquely his own. Flowers in a Vase may be seen in the Chester Dale Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago.” — Edwin Seaver