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Marie Laurencin
(1885 - 1956) France

Marie Laurencin

Painter and designer


Marie LaurencinBorn in Paris to a creole mother and an unidentified father, she began her art career as a porcelain painter.

She was introduced by Georges Braque to Picasso and the circle of friends who met in his studio.

She was briefly married to a German painter but divorced him and returned to Paris in 1920.

Her paintings harmonize gentle yet strong pastel colors.

She was influenced by Apollinaire theories, with whom she lived for a while, participated to French avantgarde movements, and painted mainly women's figures focusing on a dreamlike world of women in close, loving situations.


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