Utrillo, Maurice

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Utrillo, Maurice Gender: M
Maurice Valadon
born on 26 December 1883 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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French artist who, as an instinctive painter, worked from nature, memory and even post cards, without theory. He was recognized from 1919 and specialized in landscapes and street scenes. By 1924 he was one of the most successful artists in Paris.

As the son of model-artist Suzanne Valadon, he began to paint at 19 on the advice of his mother, who gave him his first and only instruction. His father was an amateur artist named Boissy; he took his surname from Miguel Utrillo, a Spanish journalist and art critic who adopted him when he was eight. Throughout his youth, he was cared for by his maternal grandmother. At the College Rollin he was a poor student and after three years left school to work as a bookkeeper. His health was poor.

In 1902 he began to draw and paint, but without initial enthusiasm. As he moved his work outdoors, he began to care for the vistas of Paris. By 1908 he had developed his own distinct style and during the following six years, produced his most celebrated canvases, including his series of churches. By 1909 he was attracting the attention of collectors.

During WW I, Utrillo produced more than 1,000 pictures, moving toward a more linear, dry and precise, architectural style. He was rejected by the army in 1915 for medical reasons. A severe alcoholic from youth, his life began to alternate between periods of freedom and repeated stays in sanatoriums, most markedly between 1921 and 1924.

Official recognition came in 1928 when he was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. In 1953, a Utrillo painting sold for 2 million francs, reportedly the largest sum ever paid for one of his works at public sale.

On 18 April 1935, Utrillo married Mme. Lucie Pauwels, a former actress and widow of a banker. They bought a villa in the Paris suburbs two years later, where they resided. His wife managed his business affairs to make him a wealthy man.

Utrillo died on 5 November 1955.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Gen Paul (born 2 July 1895)


  • Other Health 1915 (Rejected by Army due to ill health)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1921 (Entered sanitarium, four yrs.)
  • Work : Gain social status 1924 (His work finally receiving recognition)
  • Work : Prize 1928 (Chegalier of the Letion of Honor)
  • Relationship : Marriage 18 April 1935 (Lucie Pauwels)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 1953 (Painting sold for 2 million francs)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 3/1984


  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Suffered with ill health most of life)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (While young, institutionalized)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Institutionalized (Sanitarium)
  • Family : Childhood : Adopted (By stepdad, age eight)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Cared for by grandmother)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Married for first time at age 52)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field (Wife handled business matters)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, noted for landscape and churches)
  • Vocation : Business : CPA/ Auditor/ Accountant (Bookkeeper initially)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection