Georgette Agutte

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Georgette Agutte (17 May 1867 – 5 September 1922) was a French painter.

She was the daughter of Jean Georges Agutte. In 1893 she joined Gustave Moreau's classes as a free pupil, and retained his teachings on the freedom of mind and independence.She also met Matisse and Georges Rouault among others.

Agutte was a non-comformist and the only woman to attend the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. She was a member of the Fauvist movement and a sculptor. Her studio was in Bonnières-sur-Seine.

In 1888, she married the critic Paul Flat. After her divorce in 1894, she married Marcel Sembat in 1897.

From 1904 on, she exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants and participated in the Salon d'Automne.

After her husband's death she wrote on a note: "Voilà douze heures qu’il est parti. Je suis en retard" (He left 12 hours ago, I'm late) and committed suicide, dying in Chamonix on 5 September 1922. Knowing the importance of their collection, the Conservator of the Museum of Grenoble, Andry-Farcy, made every effort to obtain it. A retrospective was presented at the end of December 2003.

A street is named after her in the XVIIIe arrondissement in Paris.

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