|Dance at Bougival, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir|
the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
Valadon painted portraits, flowers, still lifes and landscapes, but is best known for her candid female nudes. Her style features strong composition and vibrant colors. A perfectionist, she worked on some of her oil paintings for up to 13 years before showing them.
|"Reclining Nude" Susane Valadon|