(1896 - 1985)
Jean Viollier was active/lived in Switzerland. Jean Viollier is known for painting.
Biography Jean Viollier
Jean Viollier (1896-19850
Born in Geneva in 1896, he mostly lived there and in Pully until 1950. After a few years in Paris, between 1924 and 1931, he decided to make Paris his permanent home in the 1950s. He nevertheless remained faithful to the Leman shores that he visited regularly; numerous of his landscape paintings, especially beach scenes, show his attachment to Lake Geneva.
Jean Viollier renewed his style constantly. He was a follower of "precisionism", a precursor of the technique of "transparence", a master of figurative art and realism as well as a fervent supporter of surrealism.
"The painter was especially fond of a motif: "the swimmers on the beach"; in summertime, while watching them
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