Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Collage

The Artist and Her Muse

  • Photographer
    Leslie Hall Brown

The Artist And Her Muse
This series focuses on Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938), a French
pioneer. As the poor and uneducated, illegitimate daughter of a
laundress, she became a self-trained painter. In 1894 Valadon became the first woman ever admitted to the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, making her the only woman to have her work exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1894. In the image Muse1 she holds the catalogue. The following images portray Suzanne with those who inspired her. While she herself was one of the all time great muses of Paris painters, she too had her own muses. From humble beginnings Valadon rose to become a famous painter in her own right.

Leslie Hall Brown is a fine art photographer and psychotherapist from the USA. Leslie received the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) 2016 Best New Talent Award and first place from the 2015 (IPA) International Photography Awards in the category of Fine Arts, Self Publish Book. In 2014 she was endowed with the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, was a finalist for the 2014 Clarence John Laughlin Award, and received gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 2014 "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3). Her work has been published in print magazines and in various online photography magazines. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in the US, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Georgia, England and France.

Awards Leslie Hall Brown is a fine art photographer and psychotherapist from the USA. Leslie's photography is included in the 2020 book "Criticizing Photographs", included in the 2017 IPA Best of Show, awarded the PX3 Best New Talent Award in 2016, awarded first place by IPA in 2015 for her self-published Fine Art book, endowed with the Julia Margaret Cameron Award in 2014, was a finalist for the 2014 Clarence John Laughlin Award, received gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 2014 "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) and received a 1st place in the 2013 International Photography Awards. Her work has been published in the 2020 edition of "Criticizing Photographs", print magazines and in various online photography magazines. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with shows in the US, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Georgia.