Maurice Utrillo
French, 1883-1955
1,008 followers
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2018
Willow Gallery at LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2018,
Willow Gallery
2017
Opera Gallery at Art Aspen 2017,
Opera Gallery
2015
Collectionism and Modernity. Two Case Studies: The Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin Collections,
Museo Reina Sofía

Maurice Utrillo produced thousands of oil paintings, mainly of street scenes in the Montmartre district of Paris. He is best known for his White Period (1909–14), during which he used white zinc, sometimes mixed with plaster, to convey the aging walls and deteriorating houses of his cityscapes. Socially withdrawn and a recovering alcoholic, Utrillo would often work from tourist postcards to produce his work. Critics have linked Utrillo’s urban and rural views to the legacy of 18th-century Venetian artist Francesco Guardi and 19th-century French landscapist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

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