May 2017

Like Mother, Like Son- Lives and Work Of Suzanne Valadon & Maurice Utrillo

Welcome to Sarisbury Green DFAS
Friday, May 19, 2017 -
11:00 to 12:00
Sarisbury Green Community Centre
Sarisbury Green Southampton SO31 7AA

This lecture explores these two remarkable characters and their highly individualistic paintings.

Art history is peppered with sons following in their fathers’ footsteps but far, far rarer are the lives and careers of Mother and Son -Valadon and Utrillo. The background to their often, turbulent relationship was Montmartre, then the centre of artistic life in Paris.  

Suzanne Valadon and her son Maurice Utrillo were famous French artists. He was noted for his urban scenes of Montmartre in Paris and she for her nudes.When Suzanne Valadon died in 1938, she died as unconventionally as she had lived. Formerly a poor shop girl from Bessines, she spent the last years of her life painting at Chateau Beaujolais, a medieval stronghold built by the Knights Templar.


Miss Ann Clements

Wide experience lecturing both at home and abroad. Earlier work includes cataloguing English watercolours and drawings for the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, research for the Paul Mellon Foundation and university lecturing.