Landscape with United Nations Headquarters Building
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953 France) painted this view of the United Nations headquarters for a UNICEF greeting card. He was so enamoured with the Brooklyn Bridge that he exercised artistic license to include it in the work despite its remoteness from the U.N. Building.
Dufy was a French Fauvist painter. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events. He was also a draftsman, printmaker, book illustrator, a theatrical set-dresser, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public spaces.