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Félix Vallotton

Félix Vallotton
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Les Nabis

Félix Vallotton Biography

Félix Vallotton was born on December 28, 1865, in Lausanne, Switzerland, into a well-to-do middle-class family. At the age of seventeen, he came to Paris to enter the Académie Julian. He began his artistic career by painting portraits, one of which was exhibited at the 1885 semi-official Salon des Artistes Français, and then turned to interior scenes. It was during this period that Vallotton developed his own manner of painting: he worked with small, precise strokes, carefully rendering every detail and creating a smooth canvas surface. This is precisely why he is regarded as one of the precursors of the so-called Neue Sachlichkeit ("new objectivity") movement, which originated in the 1920s.

Félix Vallotton 38 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Félix Vallotton Bibliography

Felix Vallotton: The Nabi from Switzerland (Great Painters Series) by Natalia Brodaskaya. Parkstone Press, 1997.

Felix Vallotton by Sasha M. Newman. Abbeville Press, Inc., 1991.

Felix Vallotton by Jean-Paul Morel (Author). Editions Favre, 2002.

Gauguin and the Nabis: Prophets of Modernism by Arthur Ellridge. Terrail, 1995.

The Nabis: Bonnard, Vuillard and Their Circle by Claire Freches-Thory (Author), Antoine Terrasse (Author). Flammarion, 2003.

The Nabis and the Parisian Avant-Garde by Patricia Eckert Boyer (Editor), Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Elizabeth Prelinger. Rutgers University Press, 1988.

The Nabis and their period by Charles Chassé. Lund Humphries, 1969.