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 Odilon Redon  (1840 - 1916)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: florals, nature subjects

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Birth
1840 (Bordeaux, France)
 
Death
1916

Lived/Active
France


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Often Known For
florals, nature subjects

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Odilon Redon was born in Bordeaux, France on April 20, 1840. He was the son of a French emigre who had struck it rich in New Orleans. Young Odilon was named for his Creole mother, Odile. He spent a sickly childhood at Peyrelebade, his father's estate in the Medoc.

As an escape from loneliness, he turned to music, drawing and daydreams. Peyrelebade became a basic source of inspiration for all his art, providing him with both subjects from nature and a stimulus for his fantasies, and Redon (showing 500 of 1765 characters).



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