Artist Birthdays December 28 – FELIX VALLOTTON
FELIX VALLOTTON (Dec. 28, 1865 – Dec. 29, 1925)
- Nationality: Swiss-born/French
- Field: Painting, printmaking
- Art Movement: The Nabis
- ARTiFact: The woodcuts he produced during the 1890s were recognized as radically innovative in printmaking, establishing him as a leader in the revival of true woodcut as an artistic medium.
- Artist Quote: “The life I live is literally the opposite of the life I dreamed of. I love seclusion, silence, cultivated thinking and reasoned action – and I have to deal with machinations, foolish talk and vain affectation.”
- Notable Artwork (shown below): La Paresse, 1895.