Valadon – A Retrospective

Marie-Clémentine “Suzanne” Valadon, was a French model and post-impressionist painter. Born in 1865 she was raised in poverty by her single mother. She had several jobs from millner work to a circus acrobat. At the age of fifteen she began her career as a painter’s model and posed for many Impressionists, most notably Renoir, Lautrec,…

Story Spotlight: Valadon

Suzanne Valadon was born in France in the late 19th century. She posed as a model for such legendary artists as Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. More importantly she was an accomplished artist in her own right. Valadon had a varied and fascinating life, from a squalid childhood in poverty to a life of artistic renown, a…

Breaking Barriers – 8 Little Known 19th Century Women Artists

Our graphic novel Valadon chronicles the life of the little known Post-Impressionist artist Suzanne Valadon. There were many women artists in the late 1800’s that were highly successful and were equal in talent to their male counterparts. Here are a select few: 1. Berthe Morisot One of three women to be part of the French…