• Louis Denis-Valvérane the Painter Who Also Was Vald'Es the Cartoonist

    5 days ago - By Art Contrarian

    Louis Denis-Valvérane (1870-1943) was a Provençal painter and illustrator/cartoonist who is perhaps best known for his racy cartoons in the magazine La vie Parisienne that he signed as Vald'Es.
    Biographical information on him is almost non-existent on the Internet. Very brief items are here and here. A web site devoted to him is here. It is in French and contains a little more information, but mostly mentions aspects of Provençal nationalism.
    Denis-Valvérane's paintings found on the Web tend to be somewhat mediocre in my opinion, but some of his cartoon work strikes me as being very good...
    Read more ...