Balthus Biography

(Balthasar Klossowski)
Born: 2/29/1908
Birthplace: Paris, France

French painter known for his portraits, French landscapes, and paintings that often depicted young women in provocative poses. He remains one of Europe's most respected portraitists. His works include The Mountain (1937), The Street (1933), and The Guitar Lesson (1934).

Died: La Rossinière, Switzerland, 2/18/2001