Happy Birthday Odilon Redon!! Born today in 1840 in France, Redon was a painter and a printmaker. Known as a symbolist, Redon’s work was imaginative fantasies using subjects from nature: flowers, plants, rocks as well as rather mysterious figures. The magical image below is called Ophelia Among the Flowers and is a pastel from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia seems in deep contemplation before the flowers.