Alexis Vollon is known both as a painter and an engraver and was trained artistically by his father Antoine Vollon who was renowned as a landscape, genre and still life painter.
He is remembered more as a landscape painter than genre, with paintings of Paris and the Seine being praised for their indisputable atmospheric quality.
Vollon was extremely successful in the early years of his career. From 1865 he regularly exhibited at the Salon des Artistes, receiving in 1885 an honourable mention. In 1888 he won a third class medal going on a year later to win second-class. He became a full member of the salon in 1891.
Other notable awards include a silver medal from the Exposition Universalle. Whilst in 1900 he was created Chevalier de la legion d’honneur.
Vollon’s work features in several French museums including Montpellier, Digne and Gray.