Painter, printmaker and draughtsman, Edouard Vuillard was born in France in 1868. He became a member of the “Nabis”, a group of artists, committed to creating work that was both spiritual and symbolic.
Vuillard is best known for his scenes of Montmartre and for his works that depict the intimacy of domestic interiors and home life. His early works are small and intense, containing silhouette-like figures, which are sometimes indistinguishable from the furnishings. After the turn of the century, Vuillard was commissioned to paint large, decorative panels of urban landscapes for his client’s homes. These panels were lighter and more colorful than his works from the “Nabis” period.
In 1891, Vuillard had his first one-man exhibition in the offices of the Revue Blanche in Paris. In 1899, his most important series of lithographs, “Landscapes and Interiors”, was published. A retrospective of his work was held in 1938 at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.