Weill, Berthe

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Portrait of Berthe Weill (click to view image source)
Berthe Weill
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Weill, Berthe Gender: F
born on 20 November 1865 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°11' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°27 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°40'


French pioneering art dealer and gallery owner who played a vital role in the creation of the market for twentieth century art with the manifestation of the Parisian Avant-Garde. She may be credited with producing the first sales in Paris for Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and with providing Amedeo Modigliani with the only solo exhibition in his lifetime (the exhibition was closed down by the police on grounds of nudity).

The impressive list of artists who made their way through her gallery and into the canon of modern art continues with names such as Raoul Dufy, André Derain, Maurice Vlaminck, Diego Rivera, Georges Braque, Kees van Dongen, Maurice Utrillo. Her role was also important in the early exposure and sales of women painters such as Suzanne Valadon, Emilie Charmy and Jacqueline Marval.

In 1933, Weill published her memoirs, an account of thirty years as an art dealer, from which many historical renditions quote. Her gallery lasted until 1939 and notwithstanding the number of luminary artists that passed through her gallery, she remained poor and destitute her whole life and after her death was almost forgotten. Recently, interest in Berthe Weill has become more significant.

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Source Notes

Archives de Paris 1er arr. 20/11/1865 - 4VE50


  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (art dealer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women