An Interview with Dina Vierny, Model and Muse to Aristide Maillol

Late in his life, artist Aristide Maillol (French, 1861–1944) worked very closely with Dina Vierny, who over the course of ten years posed for many of Maillol’s famous sculptures, including those that grace the garden of the Norton Simon Museum. This interview with Vierny, who served as president of the Musée Maillol in Paris until her death in January 2009, was filmed in the summer of 2007, and offers a rare glimpse into Madame Vierny’s association with Maillol, as well as the story of Norton Simon’s interest in Maillol’s artworks.