Félix Vallotton

Swiss, 1865–1925

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Félix Vallotton

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Swiss, 1865–1925

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Biography

Associated with the French post-impressionist group Les Nabis, Félix Vallotton began his career as a painter, but he is best known for his stark black-and-white woodcuts. His scenes, which are often domestic in nature, are marked by simplified details and undifferentiated areas of shading. Vallotton was influenced by the works of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, which he saw in the Louvre as a young art student, as well as by Ukiyo-e Japanese prints, an Edo period art form that centered on depictions of cosmopolitan life. In his reductive woodcuts, Vallatton prefigured the visual sobriety of such disparate artists as August Sander and Edward Hopper.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Biography

Associated with the French post-impressionist group Les Nabis, Félix Vallotton began his career as a painter, but he is best known for his stark black-and-white woodcuts. His scenes, which are often domestic in nature, are marked by simplified details and undifferentiated areas of shading. Vallotton was influenced by the works of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, which he saw in the Louvre as a young art student, as well as by Ukiyo-e Japanese prints, an Edo period art form that centered on depictions of cosmopolitan life. In his reductive woodcuts, Vallatton prefigured the visual sobriety of such disparate artists as August Sander and Edward Hopper.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
CHF CHF3m, Sotheby's, 2016
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Félix Vallotton
The Radiant Paintings of Les Nabis, the Movement Started by Bonnard and Vuillard
Apr 11th, 2019
The Radiant Paintings of Les Nabis, the Movement Started by Bonnard and Vuillard
This Secret Society Made Art Its Religion
Jul 7th, 2017
This Secret Society Made Art Its Religion
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