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Suzanne Valadon

1865 (Bessines-sur-Gartempe) / 1938 (Paris)
Working in : Paris
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Birth daughter of a linen maid who moved to Paris, raised by the nuns and a circus acrobat until a fall forced her to stop, Valadon did not follow any of her mentors: not Puvis de Chavannes, who admired the pertinence of her remarks; not Degas, who encouraged her to draw; or Toulouse-Lautrec, who changed her first name - model and mistress of these illustrious painters, she reminded him of the biblical story of Suzanne and the old men. She painted and perfected her skills as a self-taught artist.



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