French realist painter Antoine Vollon was renowned throughout his lifetime for his still life paintings. He also painted marine and landscape paintings in an Impressionistic manner. Vollon was born in Lyon in 1833, where he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Throughout his career, he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon, as well as at the Exposition Universelle in 1878. Vollon was an officer of the Legion of Honor as well as a member of the Institute de France. Paintings by Vollon are held in the collections of museums in La Haye, the Louvre, the Petit Palais in Paris, the Gallerie Tretaikov in Moscow and Munich, among others.