Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon was born in 1840 in Bordeaux, France and later studied in Paris under Gerume. In his early twenties he began to read Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Poe, three authors who would continue to influence his work. He learned lithography with Fantin-Latour but found a true mentor in Rodolphe Bresdin, whose fantastic imagery ran contrary to the art establishment, a position and style Redon would adopt as well. After working almost exclusively in black-and-white until the 1890s, when he...See more