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Maurice Utrillo's chalky white buildings and Parisian cityscapes are instantly recognizable today, but the artist was still relatively unknown when this text was first published in 1925. After nearly a century, this important primary source has finally been translated into English.
In this monograph, the earliest written about the painter, the reader accompanies Gustave Coquiot and Utrillo as they wander the streets of Montmartre and drink in their favourite caf s. The author discusses Utrillo's childhood, influences, and technique, as well as his dealers, counterfeiters, and his problems with alcohol. He ends with a visit to Utrillo's studio.
A friend of Rodin and Toulouse-Lautrec, Coquiot was one of the first art critics to recognize and collect Utrillo's work. Three years after this book appeared, Maurice Utrillo was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
Includes an index and 24 colour illustrations.
Author: Gustave Coquiot
Publisher: Obolus Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.38d
About the Author
Coquiot, Gustave: - Gustave Coquiot (1865-1926) was an able belletrist with a talent for writing vignettes of Parisian and provincial life, but it is as an art critic, collector, and historian that he will be remembered. He wrote several meticulous accounts of artists who worked during the later years of the Belle Époque, including monographs on Auguste Rodin (1917), Paul Cézanne (1919), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1921), Vincent Van Gogh (1923), Georges Seurat (1924), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1925), and Edgar Degas (1924).
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