December 26, 1883 Maurice Utrillo is born in Paris.
1891 Spanish artist Miguel Utrillo y Molins signs document legally acknowledging paternity.
1901 Utrillo is committed to asylum for alcoholism.
1902 Under the instruction of his mother, Maurice Utrillo begins to paint.
1909-1914 “White period” wherein Utrillo produces his most renowned body of work.
1910 Art citics F. Jourdan and E. Faure take interest in Utrillo.
1912 Affiliation with Jourdan and Faure result in showing at Salon d’Automne.
1914 Travels extensively in Brittany and Corsica.
1924 Shares an exhibit with his mother at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune in Paris, where he was offered a year-long contract. Also attempts suicide as a result of his long-term alcoholism.
1924 In an attempt to keep him away from the taverns of Paris, Valadon moves her son to a chateau near Lyon, France.
1926 Designs costumes and stage scenery for Djaghilev’s “”Ballets Russes.”
1928 The French government awards Utrillo the Cross of the Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor).
1934 London’s Tate Gallery states in catalog that Utrillo had died that year as a result of his alcoholism. A libel suit was filed, which was later settled out of court.
1935 Marries Lucie Pauwels, a widow and amateur painter. As a result of her skilled financial management, the two were able to live in luxury in Paris until his death in 1955.Maurice Utrillo dies and is buried in the Cimetiere Saint-Vincent in Montmartre.
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