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Early Days:

   Suzanne Valadon (23 September 1865 – 7 April 1938) was a French painter born Marie-Clementine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienna, France. In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She is also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo.

Suzanne Valadon


Personal Details


Suzanne Valadon

Place of Birth

Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienna, France

Date of Birth

23 September 1865

Date of Death

7 April 1938






   In the Monometer 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. She modeled for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (who gave her painting lessons), Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Pierre-Cecile Purvis de Chavannes, and is known to have had affairs with the latter two. In the early 1890s she befriended Edgar Degas who, impressed with her bold line drawings and fine paintings, purchased her work and encouraged her efforts. She remained one of Degas' closest friends until his death.

   Works Of Suzanne Valadon:

Work done by Suzenne Valadon

Work done by Suzenne Valadon