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
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.
see also COLLECTION
in Art of the 20th