Maurice Utrillo Painting Artist

Maurice Utrillo, French pronunciation: [mɔ.ʁis ytʁijo], born Maurice Valadon, (26 December 1883 – 5 November 1955) was a French painter who specialized in cityscapes. Born in the Montmartre quarter of Paris, France, Utrillo is one of the few famous painters of Montmartre who were born there. Utrillo was the son of the artist Suzanne Valadon (born Marie-Clémentine Valadon), who was then an eighteen-year-old artist's model. She never revealed who had been the father of her child; speculation exists that he was the offspring from a liaison with an equally young amateur painter named Boissy, or with the well established painter, Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, or even with Renoir (see below under Utrillo's Paternity). In 1891 a Spanish artist, Miguel Utrillo y Molins, signed a legal document acknowledging paternity, although the question remains as to whether he was in fact the child's father. Valadon, who had become a model after a fall from a trapeze ended her chosen career as a circus acrobat, found that posing for Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others provided her with an opportunity to study their techniques;

Personal details

Date of birth
December 26th, 1883
Date of death
November 5th, 1955 at age of 71
Place of death
Places lived
Montmartre , France



Art periods / movements

1.School of Paris

Begun Ended Other artists
born 1910
born 1906
born 1891

Art forms 1

Form Contemporaries
born 1875
born 1876
born 1882
born 1892


1.Le Petit Palais

Begun Completed Art form Art period Subjects Supported by Medium Owners
Oil paint
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Written work

1.Maurice Utrillo

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1969. at New York City


Check Maurice Utrillo on wikipedia.

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