Bertrand-Jean Redon better known as Odilon Redon (April 20, 1840 - July 6, 1916) was a Symbolist painter and printmaker, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France. Odilon was a nickname derived from his mother, Odile.

Redon started drawing as a young child, and at the age of 10 he was awarded a drawing prize at school. At age 15, he began formal study in drawing but on the insistence of his father he switched to architecture.

His failure to pass the entrance exams at Paris' Ecole des Beaux-Arts ended any plans for a career as an architect, although he would later study there under Jean-Leon Gerome.



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The Crying Spider - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
The Crying Spider
Anemonies In A Blue Vase - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Anemonies In A Blue Vase
Calvary - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Calvary
Ophelia 2 - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Ophelia 2
Aurora - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Aurora
Angel Executions - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Angel Executions
Closed Eyes2 - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Closed Eyes2
Struggle Between Woman And Centaur - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Struggle Between Woman And Centaur
Orpheus - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Orpheus
Bouquet In A Persian Vase - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Bouquet In A Persian Vase
Christ In Silence - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Christ In Silence
Red Thorns - Odilon Redon - www.odilon-redon.org
Red Thorns

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