Louis Valtat (1869-1952), Young Women in the Garden, c. 1898. Oil on canvas, 65 x 80 cm. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

“Valtat belongs to a generation of artists in between the Impressionists and post 1900 revolutionaries.  It could have been said about him that he represents the indispensable link that accounts for the transition from Monet to Matisse.”  

~ Georges Peillex in the text for the supplement of the exhibition catalog entitled Louis Valtat; Retrospective Centenaire (1869-1968), Genève: Petit Palais, 1969.