RENOIR, Pierre-Auguste
(b, 1841, Limoges, d. 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer)

The Ponytail (Suzanne Valadon)

Oil on canvas, 56 x 47 cm
Museum Langmatt, Baden

Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) was a French painter who, in 1894, became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She is also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. She modelled for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (who gave her painting lessons), Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes.

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