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Vuillard, Édouard

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00193141
Vuillard, Édouard

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French, 19th–20th century, male.

Born 11 November 1868, in Cuiseaux; died 21 June 1940, in La Baule.

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Figures, portraits, interiors with figures, still-lifes. Murals, stage sets.

Japonisme.

Nabis group.

Édouard Vuillard attended the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, where he made friends with Maurice Denis, Lugné-Poe, and Ker-Xavier Roussel, later his brother-in-law. He studied in Maillart’s studio; for six weeks came under the tutelage of Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris; and later under William Bouguereau and Robert at the Académie Julian, where he became closely linked with the Nabis group (from the Hebrew word for ‘prophet’). He met Marcel Proust in 1902. From 1908, he taught at the Académie Ranson. In 1937, he was elected member of the Institute....

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; Prints and Printmaking ; Scenography ; 20th-Century Art ; 19th-Century Art

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