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Pierre Bonnard. Misia. 1908-9. Oil on canvas. Private collection. More. Order a Poster or Print

Pierre Bonnard. Misia.
Misia Godebska (1872-1950), the daughter of the Polish emigrant sculptor Cyprien Godebski, initially performed as a pianist. After marrying Thadйe Natanson, the editor of La Revue blanche, she hosted a literary-artistic salon – Mallarmй, Debussy, Renoir, as well as young Nabi painters such as Vuillard, Fйlix Vallotton and Bonnard were among her guests. After Natanson was almost bankrupt, the newspaper magnate Alfred Edwards saved him, on condition that he surrender his wife. Misia's third marriage was with the Spanish painter Josй Maria Sert (1876-1945).
See also: Pierre Bonnard. Misia.
Fйlix Vallotton. Misia at Her Dressing Table/Misia а sa coiffeuse.

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