Jean Dufy is the younger brother of the renowned fauvism artist Raoul Dufy. Born in the Northwestern French dock city Le Havre in 1888, Jean Dufy went to Ecole des Beaux-Arts du Havre. At the Cercle de l’Art Moderne exhibition in 1906, his aspiration to become an artist was ignited by many artists, including Henri Matisse, André Derain, Albert Marquet, and Pablo Picasso. Matisse’s Fenêtre ouverte à Collioure particularly enlightened and inspired him by the bright lighting and vivid colors of the painting. In 1912, Jean Dufy arrived in Paris, where he met many post-impressionism artists, including Derain, Braque, and Picasso. In 1914, He had his first solo show at Galerie Berthe Weill in Paris. Over the course of thirty years, Jean Dufy worked on the ornament design for Theodore Haviland in Limoges. In 1925, Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes was held in Paris and Jean Dufy won golden awards with the Châteaux de France cutlery design. His painting style is considered post-impressionistic with strong musical elements. As a unique emblem on the early 20th-century French art scene, his paintings used vivid colors to depict subjects such as the post-war French society, urban landscape, circuses, concerts, summer sailing competitions, and jazz. His works are included in major art institutes in North America and Europe, including the Paris Museum of Modern Art, The Centre Pompidou, The Albertina, Vienna, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.