Hébuterne, Jeanne

BORN 6 Apr 1898, Meaux, Seine-et-Marne - DIED 25 Jan 1920, Paris
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide by jumping from window
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 96)

Jeanne Hébuterne was the daughter of Achille Casimir Hébuterne who worked at the department store Le Bon Marché. her mother was Eudoxie Anaïs Tellier. Her brother André Hébuterne wanted her to become a painter and introduced her to the artists of Montparnasse. Sjhe modeled for Tsuguharu Foujita and entered the Adedémie colarossi. There she was introduced to Amadeo Modigliano by Chana Orloff in 1917. They fell in love and she moved in with Modigliani, ignoring the objections of her parents. In the spring of 1918 they went to Nice where Modigliani hoped to sell paintings to art buyers who wintered there. On 29 November 1918 their daughter Jeanne was born in Nice.

Thet returned to Paris in the spring of 1919. Jeanne was pregnant again, but Modigliani suffered from tuberculosis and the combination with his use of alcohol and absinth led to a rapid detoriation of his health. He also had affairs with other women. He died on 24 January 1920. Her family took Jeanne home but on 21 January she jumped out of the window of the finfth-floor appartment. She was interred at the Cimetière de Bagneux and in 1930 the family honoured the request of Modigliani's brother Emanuele to transfer her remains to Modigliani's grave at Père Lachaise.

Related persons
• lived with Modigliani, Amédéo


Modigliani's grave at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (06 Mar 1995)


The grave of Amédéo Modigliani at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


Père Lachaise: grafschriften, Paris, 1993
Jeanne Hébuterne - Wikipedia

Hecht, Ben

Published: 24 Jan 2022
Last update: 03 Jan 2024