Bonnard, Pierre

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) is perhaps best known for his wonderful paintings of his wife Marthe in the bath and other light and colour-filled interiors. He was however an accomplished printmaker in which the influence of Japanese Woodblock Print artists such as Hiroshige can be clearly seen. Between 1889 and 1902 he had his most productive printmaking period during which he produced over 250 lithographs. Many of the lithographs were for posters, such as France-Champagne (1889-91) and the Revue Blanche (1894) and he also produced a suite of 12 colour lithographs, Quelques Aspects de la vie de Paris (Some Aspects ofParis Life), in 1899.