Édouard Vuillard, ‘On the "Pont de l'Europe"’, 1897/1898 (published 1899), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
sheet: 33.3 x 39.4 cm (13 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

About Édouard Vuillard

In the course of his long career, Édouard Vuillard produced hundreds of paintings depicting life in Paris through impressions of people in landscapes or interiors. He considered French society the primary subject in his works, rather than the individuals, and famously said: “I don’t do portraits. I paint people in their surroundings.” Vuillard, who was involved in experimental theater, was well known for producing large-scale works and murals. Some of his most famous works were made early in his career during his involvement with Les Nabis (named after the Hebrew and Arabic term for “prophets”), an avant-garde group deeply influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin. His peers in the group included Pierre Bonnard and Maurice Denis. Vuillard’s own style was distinctive for its use of simplified forms, planes of color, and decorative or ornamental elements.

French, 1868-1940, Cuiseaux, France, based in Paris, France

Group Shows on Artsy

East Building Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
TEFAF Maastricht 2016, Waterhouse & Dodd, London
Impressionist & Modern Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York
Post-Impressionist & Modern Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, London
Impressionist & Modern Art Exhibition, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York
Inaugural Exhibition at 960 Madison Avenue, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York