Aurenche, Marie-Berthe

PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 1906 - DIED 1960
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montparnasse Cimetière (division 15)

Marie-Berthe Aurenche was the sister of movie writer Jean Aurenche. In 1927 she married the artist Max Ernst. In 1928 they were photographed by Man Ray. They became estranged and divorced in 1936.

She became the mistress of the painter Chaim Soutine in 1940. He died in 1943 and was buried in a grave at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris that was owned by the Arranche family. Marie-Berthe suffered from delusions but not much else is known about her. After she killed herself in 1960 she was buried in the same grave as Soutine.

Family
• Husband: Ernst, Max (1927-1936)

Related persons
• was the lover of Soutine, Chaim

Sources
Chaïm Soutine — Wikipédia
monteils.com - Soutine

Images

The grave of Chaim Soutine at the Montparnasse cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2001)

 


Austen, Elizabeth

Published: 1 Jan 2012
Last update: 1 Jan 2012