Vallotton’s bold designs, influenced by Japanese wood-block prints, helped establish the young artist’s reputation in 1890s Paris. These were just one aspect of his prolific output: he completed roughly 1,700 paintings in all, and still found time to write three novels
I discovered them by way of a slim hardcover volume entitled Vallotton: Graphics that I borrowed one day in ’94 or ’95 from Bristol Public Library. Even though I only kept the book for a few weeks, some of the images reproduced therein left sharply-outlined impressions in my memory.
Clicking on most of these images will open slightly larger, pop-up versions of the same. One more link, about the art of the woodcut in general: here.