Madeleine Berly de Vlaminck was born in 1896, the daughter of the great Fauvist painter Maurice de Vlaminck and his wife Suzanne Berly. She chose initially to just take her mother’s maiden name to make her way in the art world on her own skills, later however, she used both her mother’s and her father’s surnames.
Receiving little instruction from her father she studied art on her own but greatly admired her his paintings and those of the other Fauvist artists, particularly Andre Derain. She chose to paint mostly genre scenes but also is known to have worked on still-lifes and a few landscapes.
Her first exhibition came in 1914 when she showed at the gallery of Paul Guillaume at 6, rue de Miromesni in Paris. That was the first year of operation for the Guillaume gallery which, five years later, would hold the first major exhibition of Picasso and would later provide the venue for many of Modigliani landmark exhibitions.
Madeleine Berly de Vlaminck died in Paris in 1953. A retrospective exhibition was held at the Musée du Montparnasse in 2008.