Charles Robert Vallet was a landscape painter, decorator, and draftsman born on March 20, 1907, in Bordeaux, France. He was a student of Fernand Ballet and Lépine at the School of Fine Arts in Bordeaux. Vallet’s landscapes primarily featured the Bassin d’Arcachon, mountains, and forests.
In 1952, Vallet met Pablo Picasso in Saint-Tropez, which had a significant impact on his painting style. He became part of the “Indépendants bordelais” generation, along with Belaubre, Boissonnet, and Lourtaud, who served as a bridge between figuration and abstraction. They were the ones who introduced Bordeaux to the paintings of André Lhote.
Vallet’s palette is known for being bright and colorful. He was known for his luminous and harmonious compositions, which were characterized by a bold use of color and a sense of light. His work is admired for its freshness, its spontaneity, and its ability to capture the essence of nature.
Vallet’s works can be found in numerous public and private collections, and he exhibited regularly in France and internationally. He died on June 15, 1993.