Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and established a reputation as a fine painter and engraver. The many woodcuts he produced during the 1890s were recognized as innovative, and established Vallotton as a leader in the revival of true woodcut as an artistic medium.
He was a member the Nabis group, a group of young artists that included Pierre Bonnard, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Maurice Denis, and Édouard Vuillard, with whom Vallotton was to form a lifelong friendship. During the 1890s, when Vallotton was closely allied with the avant-garde, his paintings reflected the style of his woodcuts, with flat areas of color, hard edges, and simplification of detail. His subjects included genre scenes, portraits and nudes.
the above text appears on the back of the card HC-733: card size 7" x 5" (178mm x 127mm)