Happy Birthday Antoine Vollon!! This painter was born today in France, in 1833, and a French Realist, painting still life, marine scenes, and landscapes. His father was an ornamental artist. He studied at the Ecoles des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, and worked as an engraver. After moving to Paris, he became a painter. He exhibited with the Salon, winning some prizes. The simplicity of the Bag of Cherries attracted my attention.