Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/12/26

“December 26, 1883” by Rick Sanders

Portrait of the painter Maurice Utrillo

Portrait of the painter Maurice Utrillo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

La Rue Norvins à Montmartre, oil on board pain...

La Rue Norvins à Montmartre, oil on board painting by Maurice Utrillo, c. 1910 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is 1883. Maurice Utrillo is born. The French painter dies in 1955.

Maurice Utrillo was born in Paris on December 26, 1883. His mother was model and artist Suzanne Valadon and Maurice was given his name by Spanish art critic, Miguel Utrillo. An alcoholic, Utrillo began painting as therapy and his preferred subjects were the deteriorating houses and streets of Montmartre. Utrillo was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1928. He died in 1955 on November 5th.

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