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Odilon Redon

 (1840 - 1916)
Odilon Redon was active/lived in France.  Odilon Redon is known for florals, nature subjects.

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Odilon Redon

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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 returned there constantly until its enforced sale in 1897.

Redon received his education in Bordeaux from 1851, rapidly showing talent in many art forms; he studied drawing with Stanislas Gorin from 1855. He also became an accomplished violin  ...  Displaying 750 of 1757 characters.



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About  Odilon Redon

Born:  1840 - Bordeaux, France
Died:   1916
Known for:  florals, nature subjects