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Odilon Redon

1840 - 1916

Redon was, with Gustave Moreau, one of the leading artists of the French Symbolist movement. He was born in Bordeaux and trained for a brief period with Jean-Léon Gérôme. His earlier work consisted chiefly of drawings and prints of imaginary and usually macabre subjects.

After 1880, with the encouragement of Gauguin and the Nabis, he turned to the production of oils and pastels.