Vallotton, Félix

Vallotton, Félix fālēksˈ välətôNˈ [key], 1865–1925, Swiss woodcut artist and painter. Associated with the Nabis, he worked in Paris. In the 1890s Vallotton rejuvenated the woodcut as a creative technique, e.g. The Demonstration (1893, Metropolitan Mus.). His boldly cut designs, conceived as arrangements in black and white, depict Parisian society with wit and intelligence, and often illustrated popular periodicals. Many of his finest paintings were executed in the late 1890s and early 1900s. The Metropolitan Museum has a number of his woodcuts.

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