Odilon Redon Artist "Wildflowers" Vintage Poster

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Vintage Poster from the National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
1655. Artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916)
"Wildflowers"
Represents the Oil Painting "Wildflowers"
This is an original reproduction vintage poster made in the 50's/60's
Poster is a sturdy semi-gloss thicker paper
not on typical poster paper
total size: 14" x 11"
Condition: Vintage Good Condition - no creases
Item will be shipped flat
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About the Artist:
Odilon Redon was born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, to a prosperous family. The young Bertrand-Jean Redon acquired the nickname "Odilon" from his mother, Odile.[1] Redon started drawing as a child, and at the age of ten he was awarded a drawing prize at school. Aged fifteen, he began the formal study of drawing, but on the insistence of his father he changed to architecture. His failure to pass the entrance exams at Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts ended any plans for a career as an architect, although he briefly studied painting there under Jean-Léon Gérôme in 1864. (His younger brother Gaston Redon would become a noted architect.

His artistic career was interrupted in 1870 when he joined the army to serve in the Franco-Prussian War.

At the end of the war, he moved to Paris, working almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography. He called his visionary works, conceived in shades of black, his noirs. It would not be until 1878 that his work gained any recognition with Guardian Spirit of the Waters, and he published his first album of lithographs, titled Dans le Rêve, in 1879. Still, Redon remained relatively unknown until the appearance in 1884 of a cult novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans titled, À rebours (Against Nature). The story featured a decadent aristocrat who collected Redon's drawings.

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