Suzanne Daynes Grassot
A French School painter of portraits, figurative subjects, nudes, landscapes and still life, Suzanne Daynes-Grassot was born in Paris, and was a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon and the Sociétié Nationale between 1918 and 1935, and also at the Salon des Independants and the Salon d’Hiver. She was awarded the Armand Berton Poussielgue Prize at the Salon in 1930 for "La Femme Rousse" (The Red-haired Woman). She also exhibited at the Independent Artists' Winter Salon. She continued to paint after 1935, but it is thought she may have stopped exhibiting. The sale of the contents of her studio was held in 2001 and included some 200 works by the artist herself and her circle. Most of her work is in oils on canvas, but she also occasionally painted in watercolours. Suzanne Daynes-Grassot specialised in pictures of female dancers, intimate feminine subjects and nudes. Works sold in various centres including Paris, Nice and New York. Reviews of her works appeared in many contemporary arts magazines, with the comment often repeated that her work should be better known and appreciated. She was also known as Daynes-Grassot-Solin.