Raoul Dufy’s exuberant “Dimanche a Deauvilie” celebrates life and the pleasures of a leisurely afternoon. A chic French resort, Deauvilie is famous for the yachting and horse racing that Dufy (1877 – 1953) loved to paint. Dufy studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he was initially drawn to Fauvism. He later cultivated a unique style of swift, precise brushstrokes atop vibrant colors. Finding an endless richness in daily life, Dufy also created book illustrations, ceramics, fabrics, tapestry designs, stage sets and murals.