Valadon, Suzanne

▪ French painter
original name  Marie-clémentine Valadon  
born Sept. 23, 1865, Bessines-sur-Gartempe, near Limoges, France
died April 19, 1938, Paris

      French painter noted for her robust figures and bold use of colour. She was the mother of the painter Maurice Utrillo.

      Valadon was the illegitimate daughter of a laundress, and, even before reaching her teens, she was surviving without her mother's support. She took a variety of jobs, including those of waitress and circus acrobat. In the early 1880s she became an artist's model, posing for such artists as Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. By observing the artists for whom she modeled, she began to learn technique and to draw and produce pastels. About 1890 she met Edgar Degas, who admired (and purchased) her work and whose friendship she won. Her first paintings date from about 1892 and her prints from about 1894. She married a businessman in 1896, but she continued to exhibit and produce art. In 1909 she ended her marriage, and about that time her mature style began to emerge. Her subjects were nudes, still-lifes, portraits, and landscapes. Her sensitive observation combined with bold linework and patterns won her much acclaim. She exhibited frequently and in the 1920s and '30s became internationally known.

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