Édouard Vuillard

1868 Vuillard is born at Cuiseaux, Saône-et-Loire.

1877 The family move to Paris.

1885 After leaving school Vuillard attends the studio of Diogène Maillart in Paris.

1886 Attends the Académie Julian.

1887 Passes the entrance examination for the École des Beaux-Arts.

1889 He is encouraged by his friend Maurice Denis, to join the brotherhood of the Nabis.

1893 Vuillard is a founder member of the Théâtre de l’Oeuvre company designing costumes and programs and painting scenery.

1894 Commissioned by the wealthy Alexandre Natanson to paint decorative panels for his dining room.

1895 Meets Jos and Lucy Hessel. Lucy would later become a close friend and favoured model.

1897 The dealer Ambroise Vollard commissions a series of lithographs from Vuillard on the theme of landscapes and interiors.

1899 Travels to London with his friend Bonnard.

1900 Shows eleven paintings at the first exhibition of the Nabis group.

1901 Travels to Spain with Bonnard.

1903 Travels with Thadée and Misia Natanson to Vienna to visit the 16th Vienna Secession.

1908 Travels to England and on to Scotland with the Hessels.

1913 Accompanies Bonnard to Hamburg.

1914 Vuillard is called up for war service as a railway patrolman.

1917 Serves as a war artist.

1928 Vuillard’s mother (with whom he is still living) dies.

1937 Elected to the Institut de France. Works on murals for the headquarters of the League of Nations in Geneva.

1938 A major retrospective of his work is staged in Paris.

1940 Dies at La Baule near Saint-Nazaire.



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Édouard Vuillard - Selected Works

c1891 The Kiss , Philadelphia Museum of Art

1891 In Bed, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

c1892 La Causette, Edinbugh, National Gallery of Modern Art

1892 In the Lamplight, Saint-Tropez Musée de l’Annonciade

1893 In a Room, St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

c1893 Mother and Sister of the Artist, New York, MOMA

1894 Public Parks , Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1895 The Tapestry, New York, MOMA

1896 Figures in an Interior , Paris, Musée du Petit Palais

1897 Large Interior with Six Figures, Zurich, Kunsthaus

1898 Madame Vuillard Reading the Newspaper, Washington, DC, Phillips Collection

1898 Café in the Bois de Boulogne, Chicago, Art Institute

1899 Misia Sert and Félix Vallatton, Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou

1899 Woman Sweeping, Washington, DC, Phillips Collection

1900 Madame Hessel on the Sofa, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

1900 Mme Vuillard arranging her Hair, Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

1901 The Terrace at Vasouy: The Garden, London, Tate

1901 The Terrace at Vasouy: Luncheon, London, Tate

1908 The Haystack, Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts

1908 Place Vintimille, New York, Guggenheim Museum

1911 The Library, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1914 Portrait of Marcelle Aron, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts

1917-19 The Chapel at Versailles, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1922 Sunlit Interior, London, Tate

1928–32 Countess Marie-Blanche de Polignac , Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1933 In the Salon, Evening, rue de Naples, Washington DC , National Gallery of Art

Édouard Vuillard - Featured Paintings

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