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Gene Oliver

Gene Oliver Gallery

Gene Oliver is an art historian who studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris; Gene has more than 25 years experience in fine art authentication; he has advised many collectors and art institutions. Gene Oliver is a member of the American Association of Museums and the National Auctioneers Association.

Musings about fine arts from the Gene Oliver Gallery In San Juan Bautista, California. We specialize in European and American works from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular emphasis on Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism artists. We also provide art valuation services and curatorial consultations.

Blog entries from Gene Oliver: Musings about Fine Arts for March 2011

"Portrait de Maurice Utrillo", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Suzanne Valadon, a rebellious Montmartre painter

Posted: March 10, 2011 21:46 Last Updated: | Gene Oliver

She wanted to live a bohemian life when only men were allowed to. She posed as a model for most Montmartre painters in the early 20th century. Erik Satie and Toulouse-Lautrec were her lovers among several others. She was the mother of Maurice Utrillo. His name is familiar to anyone interested in art when hers is still unknown to many. Who was this woman who painted like a man but is often only remembered in association with the successful men she met? Marie-Clémentine Valadon, a woman Renoir called Maria and Toulouse-Lautrec Suzanne, became the painter Suzanne Valadon. Born out...