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Louis Valtat painting

Woman walking at the coastline


Louis Valtat

Dieppe 1869 – 1952 Paris

Oil on canvas , 21.26 x 25.59 in. (54 x 65 cm). Signed lower right.
Housed in a modern quality frame, size 28.94 x 33.19 in. (73.5 x 84.3 cm).

Accompanied by Certificate Ref. 4603 of the Association Les Amis de Louis Valtat, Choisel, signed by Julien Valtat and dated June 16, 2011. To be included in the forthcoming Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint Louis Valtat, prepared by the Association.

Provenance: Ambroise Vollard (1865 - 1939), Paris, acquired directly from the artist.

Price: € 58,000 / $ 65,000 free global shipping to most destinations

The origin of this painting came from Valtat's friendship with Paul Signac. Valtat visited Signac frequently in St. Tropez, particularly between 1902 and 1904.

In 1900 Valtat reached a 12 year agreement with the famous art dealer Ambroise Vollard which ensured that many of his paintings, including this one, came into the hands of great collectors.

Louis Valtat is noted as a key link that accounts for the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse. Louis Valtat is also considered one of the founders of the Fauvist movement, which did not formally begin until 1905 at the Salon d'Automne. Valtat was involved with the most influential group of artists of the period, such as Auguste Renoir, Paul Signac, Georges d'Espagnat and Maximilien Luce.

The artist took part in many international exhibitions during his career.

Unfortunately Valtat suffered from tuberculosis, so he spent many autumn and winter seasons along the Mediterranean coast in Banyuls, Antheor and Saint-Tropez.

Often, Valtat and his family would visit Paul Signac in Bollée and Auguste Renoir in Cagnes. During the time he spent along the Mediterranean, Valtat's use of color became a major fascination to him, and he began to express his Fauvist tendencies, particularly when painting seascapes and flowers.

In 1948 he lost due to glaucoma disease his eyesight almost completely.

Valtat died in 1952 in Choisel near Paris. That same year the Salon d'Automne showed for the first time a large retrospective of his work. This exhibit made clear to the many visitors his multi-faceted talent and the value Valtat as an artist in the history of painting.

Works of Valtat are on display in many museums worldwide, such as the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

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