Antoine Vollon

Dieppe – The Artists – Vollon, Antoine

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who painted in Dieppe. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Antoine Vollon
Antoine Vollon

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Antoine Vollon (1833 – 1900) was a French realist artist, best known as a painter of still lifes, landscapes, and figures. During his lifetime, Vollon was a successful celebrity, enjoyed an excellent reputation, and was called a “painter’s painter“. In 2004, New York’s then-PaceWildenstein gallery suggested that his “place in the history of French painting has still not been properly assessed“.

Vollon was born the son of an ornamental craftsman in Lyon, France. He taught himself to paint. He began an apprenticeship to an engraver in metal, and studied under Jehan Georges Vibert at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon from 1850 to 1853 to become a printmaker. He then worked at decorating enamelled pans and stoves. In 1860 he and Marie-Fanny Boucher married and later had two children, Alexis and Marguerite.

In 1859 he moved to Paris, with the intention of becoming a painter. There he became a student of Theodule Ribot and was influenced by Dutch still life painters of the 17th century. He became friends with Alexandre Dumas, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Honore Daumier and Charles-Francois Daubigny. Vollon once described himself as a young artist “madly in love with painting“.

Vollon suffered a stroke while painting at Versailles and later caught a fever. He died shortly thereafter, on 27 August 1900, at the age of 67. He is buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery, in the 20th arrondissement of Paris.

Click here to read Antoine Vollon’s full bio on Wikipedia.

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1870 - Antoine Vollon - Snow Effect
1870 – Antoine Vollon – Snow Effect
1873 - Antoine Vollon - Dieppe
1873 – Antoine Vollon – Dieppe
1873 - Antoine Vollon - View of Dieppe
1873 – Antoine Vollon – View of Dieppe
1876- Antoine Vollon - Fisherwoman in Dieppe
1876 – Antoine Vollon – Fisherwoman in Dieppe
1876 - Antoine Vollon - Fishing boats in Dieppe harbour
1876 – Antoine Vollon – Fishing boats in Dieppe harbour
1880 - Antoine Vollon - The Beach of Dieppe
1880 – Antoine Vollon – The Beach of Dieppe
???? - Antoine Vollon - Harbour view of Dieppe
???? – Antoine Vollon – Harbour view of Dieppe
???? - Antoine Vollon - Steamer off the coast of Dieppe
???? – Antoine Vollon – Steamer off the coast of Dieppe
???? - Antoine Vollon - Women of Pollet in Dieppe
???? – Antoine Vollon – Women of Pollet in Dieppe

NOTE: The Pollet is the fishing men district of Dieppe.

Vollon painted in many different parts of France. Here are the places he painted in (a link “⇠” to his works will appear here when published):

Dieppe in Normandy was a popular place for artists to come and apply their art. Here is a list, non exhaustive, of the artists that painted in Dieppe.

A link (“⇠”) to the artist’s works will appear when published (a “*” indicates that the artist did not work directly in Dieppe, instead worked in nearby villages):

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