VIGNON, Victor Alfred Paul
(b. 1847, Villers-Cottêrets, d. 1909, Meulan)

Biography

French painter, draftsman, and etcher. He was a pupil of Corot, who heavily influenced his style of painting. He received further guidance and advice from Adolphe Cals. He painted in Pontoise, Auvers-sur-Oise and many other locations alongside Pissarro - with whom he was on friendly terms - Guillaumin and Cézanne. Between 1880 and 1886 he participated in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Impressionist exhibitions. He was on friendly terms with Dr. Gachet and the van Gogh brothers.

He was a painter of still-lifes and landscapes, he used a precise drawing which separated him radically from his Impressionist companions.