After his studies at the Beaux-arts in Marseille, Charles Camoin joined Gustave Moreau’s studio. There he met Manguin and Marquet. He participated in the Fauves research and his pictures were shown at salon d’Automne 1905 and labeled as such.
Born in the Phocean city, Camoin grew up in the Mediterranean environment, the source of the renewal of inspiration for many painters among whom the Fauves are the most notable examples. It is what thus naturally led him to a form of art where colour is pro-eminent, vivid, arbitrary and luminous, as expressed in his paintings of Mediterranean harbors and landscapes.