Valadon, Suzanne

Valadon, Suzanne süzän´ välädôN´ [key], 1867–1938, French painter. After abandoning successful careers as an acrobat and as artist's model to many of the major impressionists, Valadon, encouraged by Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas, became a painter. Her fresh, intensely personal works, including landscapes, nudes, and portraits, are executed in vibrant colors with heavy black outlines. Valadon was the mother of the painter Maurice Utrillo .

See biographies by J. Rose (1998), J. Storm (2017), and C. Hewitt (2018).

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