Renoir and Valadon: Artist and Model

Art History

Day course

Dr Jan Cox

20 March 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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Auguste Renoir is a great name in the Impressionist world, painting many iconic masterpieces. In his early works he used key models, one of the most famous being the ex-acrobat Suzanne Valadon. She appears in ‘Dance at Bougival’ and ‘The Umbrellas’ and also modelled for Toulouse-Lautrec.

After giving birth to the artist Utrillo, Valadon became a fine painter in her own right, learning from Degas and Renoir among many. We learn of her fascinating life among the artists of Montmartre.

Suitable for all art enthusiasts.

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Dr Jan. D. Cox was awarded a BA at Oxford Brookes University, where his work on Christopher Wood won the Jeanne Sheehy Memorial Prize, and an MA at the University of Bristol.  He was formerly chief researcher for a project that placed online Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism in The Listener, and has since been awarded a PhD scholarship by the University of Leeds.  He has lectured extensively on European and British art at the University of Bristol and the Royal West of England Academy.  He has also addressed conferences at Universities in Oxford and Montreal, and at the Danish National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and the Courtauld Institute. He is on the tutor panel for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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