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Friday 25 June 2021 – The Extraordinary Life of Misia Sert – Queen of Paris 1877 to 1950

Lecturer: Julian Halsby

Misia Sert was a virtuoso pianist of Polish descent who hosted an artistic salon in Paris. She was a patron and friend of numerous artists, Toulouse–Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, and Renoir who wanted to paint her nude. She knew Debussy and Ravel who dedicated several pieces to her. A close confidant and friend to Coco Chanel, Misia was at the heart of modern art and music in Paris.