Kees van Dongen
Dutch-French artist, Kees van Dongen was known for his striking portraits, usually depicting women from varying levels of society. While one of his most famous paintings, The Corn Poppy, features a woman of high-society, he was known for his fascination with the red-light district and nightlife. Van Dongen was a member of the Fauves, which included artists such as Henri Matisse and was known for emphasizing the bold use of color. His experimentation with vibrant hues is seen in many of his paintings. He fell from grace after World War II because of his support of the Nazi Party.