TWO WOMEN WHO SCANDALISED THE ART WORLD:
Suzanne Valadon and ‘The Divine Marchesa’ Luisa Casati
Suzanne Valadon 1865–1938 was born into poverty in Montmartre; her son the painter Maurice Utrillo. As an artists’ model for Renoir, Puvis de Chavannes and Toulouse-
Marchesa Luisa Casati 1881-
Julian Halsby studied History of Art at Cambridge and was formerly Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at Croydon College of Art. He has produced many publications, and interviews artists for the Artist Magazine and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and The Critics Circle. A practising artist, he was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists and elected Keeper in 2010.