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Odilon Redon

Nationality: French

1840 - 1916

Born in Bordeaux in southwestern France, Redon went to Paris to study briefly with Jean-Léon Gérome in 1864. The natural world was at the heart of his symbolist fantasies. His landscape oil sketches, which date from early in his career, anticipate his turn to vibrant hues in the 1890s.

Place of Birth: Bordeaux
Place of Death: Paris

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Associated paintings in this exhibition

Village on the Coast of Brittany

74: Village on the Coast of Brittany

Odilon Redon

Fondation Custodia

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