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Suzanne Valadon : the mistress of Montmartre

Author: June Rose; Suzanne Valadon
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"The illegitimate daughter of a poor country woman, Suzanne Valadon first earned her living as a circus acrobat. Mingling with Impressionists in the clubs and cabarets of Montmartre, she caused a stir with her provocative stunts. When she was eighteen years old, Valadon gave birth to an illegitimate son, the future artist Maurice Utrillo. Posing regularly for Renoir, she became his lover, as well as the lover of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Suzanne Valadon; Suzanne Valadon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Rose; Suzanne Valadon
ISBN: 031219921X 9780312199210
OCLC Number: 40150608
Notes: Previously published under title: Mistress of Montmartre. London : Richard Cohen Books, 1998.
Description: xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Mistress of Montmartre
Responsibility: June Rose.

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"The illegitimate daughter of a poor country woman, Suzanne Valadon first earned her living as a circus acrobat. Mingling with Impressionists in the clubs and cabarets of Montmartre, she caused a stir with her provocative stunts. When she was eighteen years old, Valadon gave birth to an illegitimate son, the future artist Maurice Utrillo. Posing regularly for Renoir, she became his lover, as well as the lover of others, including Erik Satie and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec." "Eventually Valadon's own art won the admiration and support of Degas, with whom she shared a close friendship. Yet many were disturbed by Valadon's works, especially her candid and earthy nudes which, like her sexual conduct, defied convention. After an attempt at marriage to a respectable businessman, she fell in love with Andre Utter, an artist twenty-one years her junior. At nearly fifty years of age, she wed Utter and returned to a bohemian life." "Suzanne Valadon reproduces the artist's bold paintings and drawings, as well as letters and personal documents from a woman who left behind few written records."--Jacket.

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