Born 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.