Louis Valtat  (1869-1952)

Louis Valtat was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Fauvist movement of the early 20th century. Valtat’s early work, generally landscapes and street scenes, used the light touch of Impressionism and the colored dots of Pointillism along with an intense, bright palette. Later in life, while suffering from tuberculosis, he spent several autumns and winters on the Mediterranean, where he intensified his use of color and began to express more Fauvist tendencies, particularly in his seascapes.