Developments in the 19th Century



 




Art Styles in 19th century - Art Map


 




SYMBOLISM

in

FRANCE




(Between Romanticism and Expressionism)


 




Felix Vallotton

(1865- 1925)

 

   

 

b Lausanne, 28 Dec 1865; d Paris, 28 Dec 1925.

 Swiss printmaker, painter and critic, active in France. He attended school in Lausanne, then moved to Paris in 1882 and enrolled as an art student at the Académie Julian. Paris remained his main base for the rest of his life, although he returned regularly to Switzerland to see his family. He became a close friend of Charles Cottet and Charles Maurin, who was his teacher and mentor. As a student, copying in the Louvre, Vallotton was drawn to the minute realism of the earlier masters, in particular Holbein, whose work he sought to emulate. He succeeded in having portraits accepted by the Salon jury in 1885 and 1886.

   
 
   
The Artist's Mother 
1884
 
   
Self Portrait
1885
 
   
Frauenakt im Atelier Julian
1885
 
   
Paul Vallotton
1886
 
   
The Artist's Parents 
1886
 

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