(1883 – 1955)

French painter (born Maurice Valodon).

Like Bernard Buffet, he cannot separate himself from his childhood. Terrified by the adult world, he took refuge in alcohol. His most creative period 1909-1915: the white period, through the postcard, he transcribed the snowy Montmartre with a naive stroke. He will be recognized as from 1910. He will be exhibited in 1919 at the Lepoutre gallery and will have no more worries about money. He married the wife of a private collector and turned to religion. We can find many churches in his last paintings. He is much appreciated and exhibited in Japan.