Vuillard, Édouard ādwär´ vüēyär´ [key]
, 1868–1940, French painter and lithographer; a member of the Nabis
. He is known for his scenes of Montmartre and especially for domestic interiors that evoke the quiet intimacy of home life. Such paintings as Mother and Sister of the Artist
(1893; Mus. of Modern Art, New York City) have a brooding tension that was supplanted by works in a lighter, more decorative vein after 1900.
See biographies by S. Preston (1985) and B. Thomson (1988).
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