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 Suzanne Valadon

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Suzanne Valadon

  • Birth 23 Sep 1865
  • Death 7 Apr 1938
  • Burial Saint-Ouen, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
  • Plot Division 13
  • Memorial ID 9001153

Painter. Born Marie Clementine Valadon, the illegitimate daughter of a Parisian laundress, she was a trapeze artist and a model for Renoir, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec before turning to painting. The brash color of her early canvases anticipated the Fauvist movement by more than a decade, and her female nude studies created a stir over their unflattering realism. In 1894 Valadon became the first woman admitted to the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was the lover of composer Erik Satie and the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 27 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9001153
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Suzanne Valadon (23 Sep 1865–7 Apr 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9001153, citing Cimetiere de St. Ouen, Saint-Ouen, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .