Vlaminck, one of the original founders of Fauvism, was born in 1876 in Paris. Vlaminck was from a family of musicians thus he was naturally proficient with violin at young age. He also received basic training in painting between 1888 and 1891. Vlaminck has always been a revolutionary, from his involvement in Fauvism in the early 20th century to his passion for Expressionism in his later years. By 1908, Vlaminck's compositions became more orderly and the use of colors became more subdued due to the influence of Cubism. In 1954, he was invited to participate in the Venice biennial exhibition and in 1955, he was voted in as a member of L'Academie Royale in Belgium. The following year, Galerie Charpentier in Paris held a retrospective for his 80th birthday. Vlaminck was later regarded as one of the greatest landscape masters in the era of the modern art.