Konstalbum-Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon F: 23 Sep 1865 i Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Frankrike D: 7 Apr 1938 i Paris

Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon and her Son Maurice Utrillo

Suzanne Valadon and her Son Maurice Utrillo ca 1890

Suzanne Valadon by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes 1886

Suzanne Valadon and Jeanne Wenz 1886

André Utter (Husband of Valadon) ca 1930

Suzanne Valadon, André Utter, Maurice Utrillo - by Henri Martinie 1920

Suzanne Valadon & Eric Satie

Amedeo Modigliani - Suzanne Valadon ca 1889

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait 1938

Suzanne Valadon - Maurice Utrillo at the Age of Nine 1892

Suzanne Valadon - Maurice Utrillo Playing with a Sling-Shot 1895

Suzanne Valadon - Female Nude Washing Herself ca 1900

Suzanna Valadon - My Son Maurice 1896

Suzanne Valadon - Murice Utrillo Nude Sitting on a Couch 1895

Suzanne Valadon - Blumenvase auf einem Runden Tisch 1920

Suzanne Valadon - André Utter and his Dogs 1932

Suzanne Valadon - Bouquet de Fleur 1928

Suzanne Valadon - Bouquet de Fleurs sur un Guéridon 1930

Suzanne Valadon - Farm Montcorin 1918

Suzanne Valadon - Geneviève Camax Zoegger 1936

Suzanne Valadon - Jeune Fille au Chat 1919

Suzanne Valadon - l'Église d'Irigny, Rhône 1918

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of the Paintor Maurice Utrillo 1921

Suzanne Valadon - Mulatto Woman Seated with an Apple 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait de Maurice Utrillo 1925

Suzanne Valadon - Nude 1895

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait de Maurice Utrillo à 7ans 1925

Suzanne Valadon - After Bath

Suzanne Valadon - Le Lever 1920

Suzanne Valadon - Nude Woman with Drapery 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Nude at the Mirror 1909

Suzanne Valadon - Nude on the Sofa 1920

Suzanne Valadon - Nude Reclining on a Sofa 1928

Suzanne Valadon - Nudes 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Woman with a Double Bass 1908

Suzanne Valadon - Women in White Stockings 1924

Suzanne Valadon - Young Girl in Front of a Window 1930

Suzanne Valadon - View from My Window in Genets Brittany 1922

Suzanne Valadon - Still Life with Bowl of Fruit, Flowers & Onions 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Woman Looking at Herself in the Mirror 1920

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of an Old Lady 1912

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of Erik Satie 1893

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of Gaby 1917

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of Monsieur Mori 1922

Suzanne Valadon - Roses in a Vase 1914

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait 1893

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait 1918

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait 1927

Suzanne Valadon - Still Life with Basket of Apples Vase of Flowers 1928

Suzanne Valadon - Still Life with Tulips and Fruit Bowl 1924

Suzanne Valadon - The Cast-Off Doll 1921

Suzanne Valadon - The Two Bathers 1923

Suzanne Valadon - Three Dancers 1916

Suzanne Valadon - Torse au Ruban Bleu 1921

Suzanne Valadon - Two Cats 1918

Suzanne Valadon - View from my Window in Genets Brittany 1922

Suzanne Valadon - Adam and Eve 1905-09

Suzanne Valadon - Apples, Pitcher and Teapot ca 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Bouquet de Roses dans un Obus ca 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Camelia in a Glass 1926

Suzanne Valadon - Grand-Mère Chaussant une Fillette 1931

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of Lily Walton 1923

Suzanne Valadon - Reclining Nude 1928

Suzanne Valadon - Still Life Vase de Fleurs sur une Table 1929

Suzanne Valadon - The Blue Room 1923

Suzanne Valadon - The Violin Case 1923

Suzanne Valadon - Young Woman Seated on a Low Wall 1930

Suzanne Valadon - Two Sisters 1923

Suzanne Valadon - Germaine Utter in Front of her Window 1926-27

Suzanne Valadon - Deux Femmes à Leur Toilette 1920

Suzanne Valadon - Grand Nu au Tableau 1922

Suzanne Valadon - Juliette Assis au Fauteuil 1909

Suzanne Valadon - La Toilette

Suzanne Valadon - Nu Assis ca 1922

Suzanne Valadon - Nu se Coiffant 1916

Suzanne Valadon - Nude Arranging her Hair ca 1916

Suzanne Valadon - Adoration of the Magi 1907

Suzanne Valadon - Bouquet of Flowers in an Empire Vase 1920

Suzanne Valadon - Bouquet of Parma 1928

Suzanne Valadon - Nature Morte aux Fleurs et aux Fruits 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait de Femme Joséphine z'Graggen-Hébert 1915

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait 1917

Suzanne Valadon - Still Life with Fruit and Chicken 1921

Suzanne Valadon - Still Life Grapes 1914

Suzanne Valadon - The Bath 1908

Suzanne Valadon - Femme dans un Hamac 1932

Suzanne Valadon - Nude Female Reclining 1922

Suzanne Valadon - Raminou and Pitcher of Carnations 1932

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait with her Family (Valadon, Son Maurice Utrillo, Husband Andre Utter and Utters Mother) 1912

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait ca 1916

Suzanne Valadon - Study of a Cat 1918

Suzanne Valadon - The Circus 1889

Suzanne Valadon - The Tower of Chateau de Saint-Bernard 1924

Suzanne Valadon - Victorine ou la Tigresse 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Woman Reclining on a Sofa 1917-18

Suzanne Valadon - Nu à la Draperie 1921

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait de Paul Petrides 1934

Suzanne Valadon - La Familie Utter 1921

Suzanne Valadon - Le Sacré-Coeur 1917

Suzanne Valadon - Les Dames Rivière 1924

Suzanne Valadon - Les deux Baigneuses 1923

Suzanne Valadon - Nature Morte au Hareng 1936

Suzanne Valadon - Nature Morte aux Fleurs et aux Fruits 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Nature Morte aux Fleurs et Fruits 1932

Suzanne Valadon - Nature Morte aux Poissons 1937

Suzanne Valadon - Self Portrait 1883

Suzanne Valadon - The Future Unveiled 1912

Suzanne Valadon - Trois Nus à la Campagne 1909

Suzanne Valadon - Murice Utrillo Nude Sitting on a Couch 1895

Suzanne Valadon - After the Bath 1908

Inside Valadon's Apartment in Montmartre

Inside Valadon's Apartment in Montmartre

Inside Valadon's Apartment in Montmartre

Inside Valadon's Apartment in Montmartre

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Portrait de Suzanne Valadon 1885

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Portrait de Suzanne Valadon 1888

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Dance at Bougival with Suzanne Valadon 1882-83

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Umbrellas Featuring Suzanne Valadon 1883

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - The Laundry Worker 1884-88

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Dance in the City 1882-83

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Suzanne Valadon 1885

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Suzanne Valadon, La Natte, Girl Braiding her Hair 1885

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Sketch Portrait of Valadon 1880-1890s

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait de la Mere de Bernard Lemaire 1894

Suzanne Valadon - Sous-Bois 1914

Suzanne Valadon - La Couturiere 1914

Edgar Degas - Le Tab Model Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon - Still Life with a Fruit Bowl 1908

Suzanne Valadon - Utrillo in Front of his Easel 1919

Suzanne Valadon -Femme à sa Toilette 1920

Suzanne Valadon - La Toilette 1906

Suzanne Valadon - Cat Lying in Front of a Bouquet of Flowers/ Bouquet and a Cat 1919

Suzanne Valadon - Church at Belgodere, Corsica 1913

Suzanne Valadon - Louison and Raminou 1920

Suzanne Valadon - Miss Lily Walton 1922

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of Marie Coca and her Daughter 1913

Suzanne Valadon - Portrait of Maurice Utrillo, his Grandmother and his Dog 1910

Suzanne Valadon - Raminou Sitting on a Cloth 1920

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Profile Portrait of Suzanne Valadon 1885

Suzanne Valadon - Catherine Reclining Nude on a Leopard Skin 1923

Suzanne Valadon - Nude with a Striped Blanket 1920

Suzanne Valadon - The Circus 1889

Suzanne Valadon - Victorine ou la Tigresse 1919

Suzanne Valadon - View of a Garden

Suzanne Valadon - Paysages (Ain) 1917

Edgar Degas - La Tina1886, Modèle Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon - Catherine et Jeune Garcon Nu

(Marie-Clémentine) Suzanne Valadon was a French painter and artists' model who was born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France. In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. The subjects of her drawings and paintings included mostly female nudes, female portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. She never attended the academy and was never confined within a tradition. Valadon spent nearly 40 years of her life as an artist.

The daughter of an unmarried laundress, Valadon began working at age 11 after a short attendance to primary school and worked in a variety of areas including a milliner’s workshop, a factory making funeral wreaths, a market selling vegetables, a waitress in a restaurant, and then finally in the circus. Valadon became a circus acrobat at the age of fifteen, but a year later, a fall from a trapeze ended that career. In the Montmartre quarter of Paris, she pursued her interest in art, first working as a model for artists, observing and learning their techniques, before becoming a noted painter herself.

Valadon debuted as a model in 1880 in Montmartre at age 15. She modeled for over 10 years for many different artists including the following: Pierre-Cécile Puvis de ChavannesThéophile SteinlenPierre-Auguste Renoir, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. She modeled under the name “Maria” and was thought to have had many affairs with the artists she modeled for. She was considered seductive, provocative, comely, voluptuous, and flighty as a model. Toulouse-Lautrec nicknamed her “Suzanne” after the biblical story of Susanna and the Elders. She was considered a very focused, ambitious, rebellious, determined, self-confident, and passionate woman. She was also known to be good friends with Edgar Degas. In the early 1890s she befriended Degas who, impressed with her bold line drawings and fine paintings, purchased her work and encouraged her efforts. She remained one of Degas's closest friends until his death.

The most recognizable image of Valadon would be in Renoir's Dance at Bougival from 1883, the same year that she posed for City Dance. In 1885, Renoir painted her portrait again as Girl Braiding Her Hair. Another of his portraits of her in 1885, Suzanne Valadon, is of her head and shoulders in profile. Valadon frequented the bars and taverns of Paris along with her fellow painters, and she was Toulouse-Lautrec's subject in his oil painting The Hangover.

Valadon grew up in poverty with her mother and did not know her father. She was known to be quite independent and rebellious. She attended primary school until age 11 when she began to work. In 1883 Valadon gave birth to her 'illegitimate' son, Maurice Utrillo, at the age of 18. Valadon’s mother cared for Maurice while she returned to modeling. Valadon's friend Miguel Utrillo would later sign papers recognizing Maurice as his son, although his true paternity is uncertain. Valadon helped to educate herself in art by reading Toulouse-Lautrec’s books and observing the artists at work for whom she posed. In 1893, Valadon began a short-lived affair with composer Erik Satie, moving to a room next to his on the Rue Cortot. Satie became obsessed with her, calling her his Biqui, writing impassioned notes about "her whole being, lovely eyes, gentle hands, and tiny feet", but after six months she left, leaving him devastated. Valadon married stockbroker Paul Moussis in 1895, leading a bourgeois life for 13 years at an apartment in Paris and a house in the outlying region. In 1909, Valadon began an affair with the painter André Utter, age 23 and a friend of her son, divorcing Moussis in 1913. Valadon married Utter in 1914, and he managed her career as well as her son's. Valadon and Utter regularly exhibited work together until the couple divorced in 1934.

Suzanne Valadon was model (of Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, …) and, encouraged by Degas, became a painter herself. She was the first woman admitted to the National Society of Fine Arts. Her son, Maurice Utrillo had an “unstable” character, he became rapidly a very famous painter.

Suzanne Valadon died of a stroke on 7 April 1938, at age 72, and was buried in the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen in Paris. Among those in attendance at her funeral were her friends and colleagues André DerainPablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.