(1869 - 1952)
Louis Valtat was active/lived in France. Louis Valtat is known for portrait, figure, still life and landscape painting.
Biography Louis Valtat
A leading founder of the Fauvist movement, Louis Valtat was an
independent and versatile painter. Fauvist principles required a
total liberation of local color in favor of palette of unmixed paint
used straight from the tube, often applied with firm, even violent
brushwork. Forms are simplified and flattened, giving precedence to a
patterned, decorative surface. Although Valtat had painted in
this manner for several years, it wasn't until his exhibition in the
1905 Salon d'Automne that the term "Fauves," meaning "wild beasts,"
came into use, coined by a prominent critic to describe many of the
artists exhibiting that year, including Matisse, Vlaminck, Derain,
Manguin, Dongen Friesz, Puy and Valtat.
He began his studie
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