Konstalbum-Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo F: 25 (26) Dec 1883 in Montmartre, Paris, Frankrike D: 5 Nov 1955 in Dax, Aquitaine, Frankrike

Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo - Portrait

Maurice Utrillo 1949

Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo - Autoportrait 1914

Mother Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) and Son Maurice Utrillo, born Maurice Valadon (1883-1955)

Miquel Utrillo y Morlius B: 16 feb 1862 in Barcelona, Spain D: 20 jan 1934 in Sitges, Spain Garraf Santiago Rusinol at Moulin de la Galette

Maurice Utrillo - Self Portrait with Family (André Utter, Madeleine Valadon and Maurice Utrillo)

Maurice Utrillo - A Street in a Suburb of Paris, A Rue dans un Suburb de Paris 1912

Maurice Utrillo - La Rue des Abbesses 1910

Maurice Utrillo - Asnieres Street 1915

Maurice Utrillo - Église une Beaulieu 1916

Maurice Utrillo - La Belle Gabrielle, Montmartre 1912

Maurice Utrillo - Benches at Montmagny Val-d'Oise ca 1906-07

Maurice Utrillo - The Bernot House 1924

Maurice Utrillo - Bistrots dans une Banlieue 1910

Maurice Utrillo - Bridge and Church (Jean Racine, Paris/France, Sold at Christie's London 13 May 1938, Lot No. 161, £21 to Mrs Davis)

Maurice Utrillo - Cabaret Belle Gabrielle 1914

Maurice Utrillo - Château dans les Charentes 1936

Maurice Utrillo - Château de Blois 1920-21

Maurice Utrillo - Château Chastelloux

Maurice Utrillo - La Maison Chaudoin 1906

Maurice Utrillo - Église Sainte Marguerite à Paris ca 1910-12

Maurice Utrillo - Église and Street in Montmagny 1908

Maurice Utrillo - Church at Villiers Le Bel 1909

Maurice Utrillo - l'Église à Blévy en Provence 1917-20

Maurice Utrillo - Église dans la Banlieue ca 1928

Maurice Utrillo - Église du Sacré-Coeur

Maurice Utrillo - Church of St. Hilary 1911

Maurice Utrillo - Église de Saint-Leomer 1929

Maurice Utrillo - Église de Saint-Pierre sur Montmartre 1930

Maurice Utrillo - Église Saint-Pierre et Coupole du Sacré-Coeur 1911

Maurice Utrillo - Église of Saint-Sévérin 1912

Maurice Utrillo - Église du Sacré-Cœur 1919

Maurice Utrillo - Rue Custine a Montmartre 1909

Maurice Utrillo - La Rue Damiette à Sannois ca 1937

Maurice Utrillo - Distillery of Saint Denis 1923

Maurice Utrillo - Factories in Gobelins ca 1911

Maurice Utrillo - Farm on L'Ile d'Ouessant Finistere 1910-11

Maurice Utrillo - Fortification sur l'au Nord de Paris 1925

Maurice Utrillo - Bal de L' A.A.A.A. Magic City (Pourle Balde) 1925

Maurice Utrillo - Gate Saint Martin in Paris 1908

Maurice Utrillo - House in the Suburbs of Paris 1910

Maurice Utrillo - House of Mimi Pinson ca 1923

Maurice Utrillo - House of Mimi Pinson ca 1914

Maurice Utrillo - Italian's House at Montmartre 1917

Maurice Utrillo - Landscape in Saint Bernard 1924

Maurice Utrillo var en fransk målare. Han var son till målarinnan Suzanne Valadon. who was noted for his depictions of the houses and streets of the Montmartre district of Paris .

Utrillo was the son of the artist Suzanne Valadon (born Marie-Clémentine Valadon), who was then an eighteen-year-old artist's model. She never revealed who was the father of her child; speculation exists that he was the offspring from a liaison with an equally young amateur painter named Boissy, or with the well established painter, Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, or even with Renoir. In 1891 a Spanish artist, Miguel Utrillo y Molins (Morlius), Barcelona 16 feb 1862 -Sitges, Garraf 20 jan 1934 var en ingenjör, målare, dekoratör & konstkritiker signed a legal document acknowledging paternity, although the question remains as to whether he was in fact the child's father.

Valadon, who became a model after a fall from a trapeze ended her chosen career as a circusacrobat, found that posing for Berthe MorisotPierre-Auguste RenoirHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others provided her with an opportunity to study their techniques; in some cases, she also became their mistress. She taught herself to paint, and when Toulouse-Lautrec introduced her to Edgar Degas, he became her mentor. Eventually she became a peer of the artists she had posed for.

Meanwhile, her mother was left to raise the young Maurice, who soon showed a troubling inclination toward truancy and alcoholism. When a mental illness took hold of the 21-year-old Utrillo in 1904, he was encouraged to paint by his mother. He soon showed real artistic talent. With no training beyond what his mother taught him, he drew and painted what he saw in Montmartre. After 1910 his work attracted critical attention, and by 1920 he was internationally acclaimed. In 1928, the French government awarded him the Cross of the Légion d'honneur. Throughout his life, however, he was interned in mental asylums repeatedly.

In middle age Utrillo became fervently religious and in 1935, at the age of fifty-two, he married Lucie Valore and moved to Le Vesinet, just outside Paris. By that time, he was too ill to work in the open air and painted landscapes viewed from windows, from post cards, and from memory.

An apocryphal anecdote told by Diego Rivera concerning Utrillo's paternity is related in the unpublished memoirs of one of his American collectors, Ruth Bakwin:"After Maurice was born to Suzanne Valadon, she went to Renoir, for whom she had modeled nine months previously. Renoir looked at the baby and said, 'He can't be mine, the color is terrible!' Next she went to Degas, for whom she had also modeled. He said, 'He can't be mine, the form is terrible!' At a cafe, Valadon saw an artist she knew named Miguel Utrillo, to whom she spilled her woes. The man told her to call the baby Utrillo: 'I would be glad to put my name to the work of either Renoir or Degas!'"

Although his life also was plagued by alcoholism, he lived into his seventies. Maurice Utrillo died on 5 November 1955 in Hotel Splendid in Dax  of a lung disease, and was buried in the Cimetière Saint-Vincent in Montmartre.

Today, tourists to the area will find many of his paintings on post cards, one of which is his very popular 1936 painting entitled, Montmartre Street Corner or Lapin Agile.