Félix Vallotton was associated with the Nabis art movement in Paris. They are said to have paved the way for the abstract art movement, but that might be too perjorative a suggestion. I think that Vallotton paved the way for the great Swiss graphic designers and illustrators who followed him a few years later. These woodcuts are great illustrations as well as fine art.
Vallotton in later years at the height of his career. Date unknown, at least to me. From the collection of Fondation Félix Vallotton, Lausanne CH.
Edgar Allan Poe, from his woodcut period.
The photo Vallotton must have used for reference.
The Flute, 1896.
La Nuit, 1897.
La Raison Probante, 1898.
Sandbanks on the Loire. I don't have a date for this but it must have been a later period in the first years of the 20th century. Click on image to enlarge.
Deux chats passent. Date unknown to me. Click on image to enlarge.
Rape of Europa, 1908. Click on image to enlarge.