Alexis Vollon studied under his father, Antoine Vollon, whose remarkable expressiveness is reminiscent of Corot. From 1885, Alexis Vollon exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Francais, and was an hors concours member of this group, and a member of the Committee and Panel of Judges. He achieved an honourable mention in 1885, was awarded a third-class medal in 1888, a second-class in 1889, and a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. He was made Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1900.
Vollon worked at the time of the Impressionists, and his subject matter was similar to that School. His landscapes, notably those of the Seine in Paris, such as "The Seine at the Pont Alexandre III", are vibrant with an indisputable atmospheric quality.
courtesy: E. Benezit, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Volume 14