BORN 1863, Paris: rue Pigalle - DIED 25 Sep 1938, Paris: Hôpital Cochin |
REAL NAME Coffineau, Jeanne-Marie
GRAVE LOCATION Thiais, Val-de-Marne: Cimetière parisien (division 22, ligne 18 (pauper's grave) )
Daughter of a demoissele Boyer and an unknown father. She grew up with her mother and her stepfather Louis Coffineau, who legitimized her in 1874. In her fifteenth year she became an orphan and when she was nineteen years old she married the illustrator Edouard Jacquemin, who worked for the Musée d'histoire naturelle and lived the live of a bohemien.
Her style of painting was symbolistic and when she first exhibited in 1892 at Le Barc the Bouteville she was criticised severely. She now lived with Auguste Lauzet, a friend of the painter Puvis de Chavannes. Her work remained contested because it was considered morbid, decadent and narcistic. In 1898 Lauzet died and she was interred for a while at La Salpêtrière.
In 1902 she married the physican Lucien Pautrier (1876-1959), who became a famous dermatologist in later years. She divorced Pautrier and on 30 May 1921 she married the mystic and occultist Sédir (1871-1926).
Work: "La Douloureuse et glorieuse couronne" (1892).
cooperated with Rodenbach, Georges
Les Peintres de l'âme, Snoeck-Ducaju, Gent, 1999