b. 1868, Cuisseaux, FR
d. 1940, La Baule, FR

"There is no art without a poetic aim."
Édouard Vuillard


Edouard Vuillard’s (*1868 Cuiseaux FR | †1940 La Baule-Escoblac FR) artistic vision gives the viewer a discreetly humorous record of the Belle Epoque of the late 1880s to 1914. His work straddled two centuries: he was a major post-impressionist in the 1890s, as well as a participant in the renewal of decorative art after 1900. This rebellious co-founder of the avant-garde group Les Nabis is best known for his provocative paintings of lush middle-class interiors and his contributions to avant-garde theatre.

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Selected exhibitions

2014, Édouard Vuillard, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2012, Édouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940, The Jewish Museum of New York, New York, United States
2009, Édouard Vuillard – Zeichnungen und Pastelle, Florian Sundheimer Galerie, Munich, Germany
2008, Édouard Vuillard, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007, Édouard Vuillard, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
2004, Vuillard – A Selection – Paintings, Pastels & Drawings, Simon C Dickinson Ltd, London, United Kingdom
2003, Éouard Vuillard (1868-1940), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003, Édouard Vuillard – Post-Impressionist Master, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
2003, Édouard Vuillard, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York City, NYUnited States
2003, Édouard Vuillard, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, United States
1990 Intimate Interiors of Édouard Vuillard, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, United States
1980, Edouard Vuillard: Drawings, 1885–1930, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, United States
1973, Vuillard Prints, University of Iowa Museum of ArtIowa City, United States
1972, Edouard Vuillard Retrospective, 1868-1940, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States
1964, Edouard Vuillard, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
1964, Vuillard – Gemälde, Pastelle, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik Frankfurter 1964, Kunstverein Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1964, Eduard Vuillard, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1954, Vuillard, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, United States
1954, Edouard Vuillard, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, United States
1946, Prints by Edouard Vuillard, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States