The original work is dated 1923 and is conserved at the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, France. The artist, who owns a...
Suzanne Valadon, whose own name was Marie-Clémentine, was born in 1865 in France. The mother, a tailor of humble origins, moved with her daughter to Montmartre, a city district in turmoil that at the time bordered the countryside and where the child soon began to paint.
Very beautiful, she became a model for many artists such as Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir long before they became famous. He learned a lot from them, observing their techniques, which greatly influenced his style. At the age of just 18 she became the mother of Maurice Utrillo, who became a famous landscape painter, to whom she taught everything she knew about art.
She was always a perfectionist and the first woman to be admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1894. Self-taught, he used to work skilfully with his paintings even for years before exhibiting them. He participated in various exhibitions with his works that expressed the great dignity of the poorer social classes and his great autonomy and determination. He was the lover of many artists and married 2 times. Her first husband, married in 1896 at the age of 31, was a wealthy stockbroker who allowed her to paint without financial worries until she was left for a friend of her son Maurice in 1909, André Utter, with whom she lived as a bohemian and whom she married in 1914.
Suzanne, a painter, died in Paris in 1938 at the age of 73 while she was painting.