Antoine Salomon is the son of Jacques, a direct descendant of the Vuillard-Roussel family, who began work on a catalogue raisonne of Edouard Vuillard upon the artist's death. Throughout his life he has assembled a unique body of documentation (photographs, preparatory drawings, autobiographical notes, bibliographical sources) on the art and the creative life of the painter. His documentation has made this work possible. Guy Cogeval, the author of this book, has been Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts since 1998. A former student at the Sorbonne, member of the Academie de France in Rome, professor at the Ecole du Louvre, Conservateur en chef du patrimoine, Director of the Musee des Monuments francais from 1992 to 1998, he has curated the exhibitions Debussy et le Symbolisme (Rome, 1984); Vuillard (Lyons, Barcelona, Nantes, 1990); Maurice Denis (Lyons, Cologne, Liverpool, Amsterdam, 1994); Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe (Montreal, 1995), The Time of the Nabis (Florence and Montreal, 1998); and more recently, Hitchcock and Art (Paris, Montreal, 2001). Cogeval is chief curator of the major retrospective Vuillard (Washington, Montreal, Paris, London, 2003-04).