A group of painters in France in the early 20th century, including Henri Matisse and André Derain, who used bold, vivid colours in their work. The name is derived from a derogatory remark from a critic who saw them as akin to wild beasts.

Andre Derain Collioure 1905 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018.


Andre Derain
1880 - 1954
Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
Georges Rouault
1871 - 1958