Utrillo chronology

December 26, 1883 Maurice Utrillo is born in Paris.

Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo, 1890

Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo, 1890

1891 Spanish artist Miguel Utrillo y Molins signs document legally acknowledging paternity.

Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo, 1883

Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo, 1883

1901 Utrillo is committed to asylum for alcoholism.

1902 Under the instruction of his mother, Maurice Utrillo begins to paint.

Windmills of Montmartre

Windmills of Montmartre

1909-1914 “White period” wherein Utrillo produces his most renowned body of work.

Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo, 1890

Place des Abbesses in the Snow, 1910

1910 Art citics F. Jourdan and E. Faure take interest in Utrillo.

The Nimble Rabbit, 1912

The Nimble Rabbit, 1912

1912 Affiliation with Jourdan and Faure result in showing at Salon d’Automne.

View of Sacré-Coeur from the Rue St. Rustique

View of Sacré-Coeur from the Rue St. Rustique

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.

Portrait of Utrillo by Suzanne Valadon, 1921

Portrait of Utrillo by Suzanne Valadon, 1921

1924 In an attempt to keep him away from the taverns of Paris, Valadon moves her son to a chateau near Lyon, France.

Restaurant Bibet a Sain Bernard, 1925

Restaurant Bibet a Sain Bernard, 1925

1926 Designs costumes and stage scenery for Djaghilev’s “”Ballets Russes.”

Studio on Avenue Junot, Suzanne Valadone, Maurice Utrillo, André Utter, 1926

Studio on Avenue Junot, Suzanne Valadone, Maurice Utrillo, André Utter, 1926

1928 The French government awards Utrillo the Cross of the Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor).

The Basilica of Saint Denis

The Basilica of Saint Denis

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.

Place de Minimes (á Lyon)

Place de Minimes (á Lyon)

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.

Place de Minimes (á Lyon)

Utrillo and Wife Lucie, 1954

 

Photo of Utrillo painting, 1949

Photo of Utrillo painting, 1949

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