Felix Edouard Vallotton
(1861 - 1925)
Felix Edouard Vallotton was active/lived in France, Switzerland. Felix Vallotton is known for Genre, portrait painting, nudes, woodcut prints, illustration, writing.
Felix Vallotton was a Franco-Swiss painter of portraits, nudes, interiors and landscapes, wood-engraver*, lithographer*, sculptor and writer. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, he went to Paris in 1882 and studied at the Académie Julian* under Jules Lefebvre.
He repaired and copied Old Master* paintings, especially admiring Hans Holbein, Gaspard Poussin and Jean-Auguste Ingres. From 1891 to 1897, he concentrated mainly on wood-engraving, primarily portraits and scenes from everyday life treated with sardonic humour. He also made illustrations for the Revue Blanche, Cris de Paris, etc. and for various books, including Jules Renard's La Maitresse 1896 and Remy de Gourmont's Le Livre des Masques 1896.
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