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Dear Kids, It’s September, and fall is on the way. The first day of fall is September 23. We also celebrate Grandparents Day in September. It’s a great time to do something special with your grandparents. Maybe do an interview with them about what the world was like when they were young, or go on a hike and enjoy the changing season. School is in full swing, and I hope you are enjoying your teacher and classroom! My teacher is really smart and does a great job of getting me excited about learning. This month, I talked with Jennie Wray, a 3rd-grade teacher, about what it’s like to be a teacher. And, I’ve got some yummy recipes for your lunch box! I hope you enjoy reading this issue of Kidsville News! Be sure to visit online for more fun and games. Have an super September! Your friend,
Art Gallery Suzanne Valadon: Circus Acrobat to Artist artist Edgar Degas befriended her and started buying some of her drawings. Suzanne Valadon is one of the most famous Thanks to him, she learned even more about drawing and art. French woman artists in history. She is known for Suzanne began holding art exhibitions in the 1890s. Best-known for her paintings of people and her use of vibrant color her portraits, she painted pictures of landscapes and flowers as well. As her in her work. In addition to being a famous artist fame grew, Suzanne was honored to be the first female artist admitted to herself, Suzanne was also the mother of another the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, an important group of French artists famous French painter, Maurice Utrillo. who all showed their work together. By the time she was in her mid-40s, Suzanne Valadon was born Marie-Clementine Suzanne had become a full-fledged professional artist! Supporting herself Valadon on September 23, 1865. She grew up in with earnings from the sale of her paintings, she no Paris, France, where she changed her longer needed to model or take other odd jobs. name to Suzanne while still a child. Suzanne’s mother was a poor, unwed Suzanne continued to hold regular exhibits throughout her lifetime. Her fame and wealth grew. By housekeeper, and so Suzanne spent the time she died on April 7, 1938, there had already much of her childhood trying to been four retrospective Suzanne Valadon art exhibits support herself. By the time she was held to honor her brilliant career. Today, her paintings a teenager, Suzanne had worked as a waitress, a nanny and even a circus can be found in museums and galleries around the world. acrobat! But, when she fell off a Written by Tamar Burris, a former elementary school trapeze in the circus at the age of 15, teacher who now works as a freelance writer and it was time for a new job. curriculum developer for PBS, the Discovery Channel and All along, Suzanne was very interested in art. After her other education-related companies. Sources: National brief circus career, she went to work as an artist’s model. Museum of Women in the Arts: Suzanne Valadon Posing for such important artists as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Artist Profile, http://www.nmwa.org/collection/profile. Suzanne studied the styles used by each of the artists she asp?LinkID=772; Suzanne Valadon on Encyclopedia worked for. She even received art lessons from some of Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/ them. Although she did not have the money for formal art topic/621804/Suzanne-Valadon; Suzanne Valadon on training, she honed her technique through this study and Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzanne_Valadon. A painting created by Suzanne observation. Suzanne was very lucky when the famous Valadon in 1920.
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Published on Sep 2, 2011
Published on Sep 2, 2011
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