Pierre Bonnard was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine in 1867. He was a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. Bonnard preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference, and his paintings are often characterized by a dreamlike quality. The intimate domestic scenes, for which he is perhaps best known, often include his wife Marthe de Meligny. Pierre Bonnard died in Le Cannet on January 23, 1947.