Wallet was born in 1902 in the town of La Louviere in Belgium and would become a noted painter, engraver and stain glass designer. His first art instruction came at the age of fourteen when he enrolled at the Industrial School in La Louviere to study sculpting. In 1920 he moved on to the Academy of Mons where he received painting instruction from the professors Durieu and Emile Motte. Finally he honed his skills as a pupil of Jean Delville and Emile Fabry at the Brussels Academy. Still in his mid-twenties he used some money he had earned from winning the Godecharle Prize in 1928 to visit France and Italy gaining invaluable experience and influences. Settling in the Brussels suburb of Schaerbeek he commenced his career as a professional artist.
He was always heavily influenced by the sea and coastline and is remembered as perhaps Belgium’s greatest twentieth century painter of these subjects. As we see in this early example he uses a post-Impressionist technique with delicate lines of paint. This style would dramatically change in the 1930’s when he became absorbed in the ideals of pointillism. The ensuing years saw him produce fine pointillist works in the manner of Seurat. An artist bestowed with numerous awards during a long and highly respected career he also became Professor of Painting at the prestigious Hoger Institute in Antwerp. Taf Wallet died in 2001. His legacy lives on through the numerous paintings held in public and private collections and institutions including the museums of Brussels, Antwerp, La Louviere, Mons, Namur, Ghent and Liege.