A double-sided pen-and-ink drawing by Louis Valtat, Mythological Scene
Dieppe 8 August 1869 - 2 January 1952 Pairs
Painter, engraver, illustrator, decorator, French
In 1886, Louis Valtat entered the Paris School of Fine Arts in the workshops of Jules Lefebvre (1834-1911).
From 1886 to 1888, he completed his training at the Académie Julian under the direction of Gustave Boulanger (1824-1888), then his successor Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902), and befriended Pierre Bonnard.
He made the acquaintance of Édouard Vuillard and the nabis group, who also had an influence on his work . He made his debut at the Salon des indépendants in 1889. In 1890, he won the Jauvin d'Attainville prize. He set up his first studio in rue de la Glacière in Paris.
He will travel to many French and European regions that will inspire his work. He will frequent and be friends with the greatest like, Aristide Maillol, Renoir or Vollard.
He was present in the greatest salons of his time and his works can be found in many museums.
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