Louis Valtat (French, 1869 – 1952)
On the Boulevard, 1893
The Flower Garden (1893)
The Port, 1900 c.
Woman Seated in a Garden, 1925
Bouquet of Poppies, Zinnias and Snap Dragons, circa 1939
Les glaieuls à la cruche provençale [Gladioli in a Provencal crock], c.1940.
Oil on canvas, 81.1 x 65 cm.
Les Blés En Normandie
Louis Valtat (8 August 1869 – 2 January 1952) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Fauves ("the wild beasts", so named for their wild use of color), who first exhibited together in 1905 at the Salon d'Automne. He is noted as a key figure in the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse.