Monday, November 16, 2015
Painter and aquarellist Eugène Villon was born in The Hague (Netherlands) on 26 December 1879 and died in Caluire (France) on 7 November 1951.
In Nice he enrolled at the School of Fine Arts where he followed the teachings of Auguste Clément Joseph Herst. He followed a classical education, from learning to draw to painting. He was a gifted student and at the age of sixteen he was given the job of the mural decoration of the great theater of Geneva.
Villon was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. This decoration was handed to him by President Albert Lebrun. Criticism cited his talent and J. Étiévant wrote in 1914, "I do not think any artist is at this point as near to his absolute mastery and perfection."