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Odilon Redon

Known for his unique blend of naturalism and symbolic artwork, Redon (1840–1916) was a highly influential French painter among the late 19th century French avant-garde circle. Redon created imaginative scenes often based in the supernatural but painted in a realistic manner. Redon considered this descriptive accuracy essential, writing “every time that a human figure does not give the illusion that it is …about to come out of the picture frame to walk, act or think, the drawing is not a truly modern one.”