Vollon, Antoine (1833-1900) by Scholes, Robert

Antoine Vollon (1833 – 1900) He was born in Lyon, where he learned engraving, and then studied at the École des Beaux-Arts there, before going to Paris in 1859, where he met a number of artists and writers. Around that time, he began visiting the Normandy coast, where he later spent a good deal of time painting local scenes and people. He became especially famous for carefully finished still life paintings in which the effects of light were handled with great skill. He became very well known, served often on the jury of the Salon, and won many prizes himself.

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