Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet
Dita Amory, Philippe Buttner, Ann Dumas, Patrick McGuinness, Katia Poletti, Christian Rumelin, Belinda Thomson
Royal Academy London, 2019
An important study of the work of Felix Vallotton, a prominent member of Les Nabis and a contemporary of Bonnard and Vuillard. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 30 June – 29 September 2019, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 29 October 2019 – 26 January 2020. The Swiss artist Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) was born in Lausanne, but spent much of his working life in France. Closely associated with Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, and a fellow member of the avant-garde group Les Nabis, Vallotton has nonetheless sometimes been overshadowed by his more famous contemporaries. Although he produced some of his most important work in Paris in the 1890s, his original and innovative approach persisted throughout his career. Texts by leading authorities look at Vallotton’s life, work and reception. Generously illustrated throughout with the finest exemplars of the artist’s paintings and prints, this book accompanies a new presentation of Vallotton’s oeuvre that aims to re-evaluate his output and legacy, and includes works never seen in public before. Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with Fondation Felix Vallotton, Lausanne.