Suzanne VALADON Portrait of Raminou the Cat

Suzanne Valadon, pseudonyme de Marie-Clémentine Valadon (1865-1938) est une artiste peintre française. Elle est la mère du peintre Maurice Utrillo.

Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) was a French painter and artists' model who was born Marie-Clémentine Valadon. 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.

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