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Bouquet de Dahlias

Origin France
Period 1920-1950
Materials oil on board
Dimensions
W. 8.5 in; H. 10.6 in;
W. 21.59 cm; H. 26.92 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date c. 1938
Description Louis VALTAT
(Dieppe 1869 - 1952 Paris)


Bouquet de Dahlias

oil on cboard: 10 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Signed lower left: L. Valtat

Provenance:
Private collection, Paris
Private collection, Greenwich, CT

This painting is included in the archives of the Association ‘les Amis de Louis Valtat’

with Certificate # 4676

Louis VALTAT (Dieppe 1869 - 1952 Paris)
Valtat studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, and spent a great deal of time in the south of France. Early in his career he made the acquaintance of Bonnard and Vuillard; later he also met Renoir, Signac and Cross. His first works were Pointillist in character, but about 1895 he began to use pure strong color to construct his shapes. He was one of the first painters to adapt this approach, which through Matisse and Marquet developed into the Fauvist movement. After 1913 Valtat settled in Paris and dropped out of the public gaze. His work is now being recognized as an important contribution to the development of modern art.

Museum collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Paris
Suntory Art Museum, Tokyo
Mannerheim Museum, Helsinki
Museum des Beaux-Arts, Nimes
Le Havre Museum, Le Havre
Museum of Art History, Dreux
Municipal Museum, Cahors
Museum de l'Annonciade, Saint-Tropez
Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
Styles / Movements Post Impressionism
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