(b Lausanne, 29 Dec. 1865; d Paris, 29 Dec. 1925). Swiss-born painter, printmaker, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who settled in Paris in 1882 and became a French citizen in 1900. In the 1890s he worked a good deal in woodcut, and apart from Gauguin he was the most important French pioneer in the revival of this medium. During the same period he exhibited with the Nabis (he was a friend of Bonnard and Vuillard).
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)