1869 1952

Louis Valtat was formed alongside Pierre Bonnard. Represented in his lifetime by the merchant Ambroise Vollard, he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants or the Salon d'Automne in 1905, works in sparkling and contrasting colors.

Its themes (landscape, sea, flowers or intimate scenes) vary according to his stays between Paris, Brittany and the South.

Valtat is an artist in perpetual search for pictorial solutions: borrowing from the Nabis by their composition, approaching Neo-Impressionism by the juxtaposition of the touches of painting, announcing Fauvism by their colors and their simplified forms.

Valtat (1869-1952) - Canotage au Bois de Boulogne, Huile sur toile, 27 x 35 cm