Félix Fénéon

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Félix Fénéon by Félix Vallotton (1898).

Félix Fénéon (22 June 1861, Turin, Italy – 29 February 1944, Châtenay-Malabry) was a Parisian anarchist and art critic during the late 19th century. He coined the term "Neo-impressionism" in 1886 to identify a group of artists led by Georges Seurat, and ardently promoted them.

The Fénéon Prize was established in 1949 by his wife based on proceeds from the sale of his art collection.


  • Les Impressionnistes en 1886
  • Œuvres; preface by Jean Paulhan, Paris, Gallimard, 1948
  • Œuvres plus que complètes, 1970
  • Nouvelles en trois lignes, translated and published as Novels in Three Lines with introduction by Luc Sante, 2007 ISBN 978-1-59017-230-8
  • Correspondance de Fanny & Félix Fénéon avec Maximilien Luce, 2001
  • Petit supplément aux œuvres plus que complètes, 2 volumes
  • Le Procès des Trente, 2004
  • Correspondance de Stéphane Mallarmé et Félix Fénéon. Maurice Imbert, editor; 2007

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