Mela Muter: The Port of Collioure (mid-1920s)

Who Is Mela Muter? Mela Muter is the pseudonym used by Maria Melania Mutermilch (1876 – 1967), the first professional Jewish painter in Poland. Although she lived most of her life in France, she was born Maria Melania Kingsland in Warsaw, Poland, daughter of a wealthy Jewish merchant. After her marriage, Muter moved from Poland to…

Maurice Utrillo: La rue du Mont-Cenis sous la neige (1935)

La rue du Mont-Cenis sous la neige As World War 1 began, Maurice Utrillo moved into a small studio overlooking the rue du Mont-Cenis in Montmartre –  the street which became one his favorite subjects. “He would depict it in countless variations over the course of his career, under different weather conditions and lighting. With…