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Utrillo, Maurice

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00187411
Utrillo, Maurice

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 25 December 1883, in Paris; died 5 November 1955, in Dax (Landes), buried in Montmartre, in the St-Vincent cemetery.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, lithographer, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, urban landscapes. Stage sets.

The illegitimate son of Suzanne Valadon, Maurice Utrillo inherited his name in 1891 from a Spanish painter, Miguel Utrillo y Morlius (painter and biographer of El Greco) who was a friend of his mother and did not want the child to be deprived of civil status. The identity of his true father is unknown and his paternity has variously been attributed to Puvis de Chavannes, Renoir, and Boissy - a chansonnier in the ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; Prints and Printmaking ; 20th-Century Art

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