Louis Chalon studied painting with Jules Lefebre and Boulanger, and began his artistic career as an illustrator. In 1898 he created a series of trompe l'oeil illustrations for porcelain. In 1900 he became known for his drawings in newspapers including LeFigaro and La Vie Parisienne. He also created objects including inkwells, vases, clocks and furniture and lamps. He was especially prolific in his depictions of women.
He exhibited at the Paris Salons from 1898-1911 as a painter, illustrator and sculptor and also at the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition.Was a member of the Society of French Artists.