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Dina Vierny dies at 89; sculptor's muse, artists' model
Dina Vierny dies at 89; sculptor's muse, artists' model

Dina Vierny, muse to French sculptor Aristide Maillol and model for painters Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, has died, her sons announced Wednesday in Paris. She was 89. Vierny, who began modeling for Maillol at age 15, died Tuesday morning at an undisclosed location. Vierny was Maillol's greatest devotee and the leading force in making his acclaimed figurative bronzes available to the public. In 1963, she gave France a collection of monumental Maillol sculptures that now stand in the Tuileries Garden. In 1995, she created a foundation to house the works of Maillol and others at the Musee Maillol, a cozy house-like museum on Paris' Left Bank. Born in 1919 in what is now...

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