Marie Laurencin  (French, 1885-1956) 

Marie Laurencin (French 1883–1956) was a French painter, designer, and illustrator who found success despite the male-dominated art world of her time. She began her studies in porcelain design at the Ecole de Sèvres factory before moving on to painting at the Académie Humbert in Paris. At the time, between 1903 and 1904, classes were free for women. While there she met Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963) and Francis Picabia (French, 1879–1953), who introduced her to their inner circle of artists, including those who participated in the Le Bateau-Lavoir workshop in Montmartre, the quarter of Paris in which Laurencin was born.

In 1907, she exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants. After a series of shows, including an exhibition alongside Robert Delaunay (French, 1885–1941) at the Galerie Barbazanges in Paris, Laurencin participated in the New York Armory Show in 1913.

Laurencin lived in Spain during the First World War, but eventually moved back to Paris and began developing her own style, focusing on figural and portrait work in delicate pastels and airy shading. The 1920s proved to be an important period for Laurencin, as her refined style and palette heightened her popularity as a portraitist among the elite.

By the early 1930s, she was experimenting with still lifes and landscapes. Laurencin was also commissioned to design stage sets and costumes for several French ballets. She died in Paris in 1956, but her work has been honored in numerous exhibitions; most recently in a retrospective at the Musée Marmottan in Paris.

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Marie Laurencin, Nu Allonge


Marie Laurencin
Nu Allonge
Auction: Apr 26, 2014
Ise Art Co. Ltd.
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Marie Laurencin, Jeune femme au chien


Marie Laurencin
Jeune femme au chien

Galerie Dreyfus
Marie Laurencin, Portrait de Jeune fille au chien / Portrait of a young girl with dog


Marie Laurencin
Portrait de Jeune fille au chien / Portrait of a young girl with dog

Galerie Dreyfus
Marie Laurencin, Jeune Femme


Marie Laurencin
Jeune Femme
Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
Marie Laurencin, Trois jeunes Femmes et un Cheval


Marie Laurencin
Trois jeunes Femmes et un Cheval

Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
Marie Laurencin, Deux Femmes


Marie Laurencin
Deux Femmes
circa 1930-1940

Robert Funk Fine Art
Marie Laurencin, Jeune Fille avec Chien


Marie Laurencin
Jeune Fille avec Chien
circa 1950

Denis Bloch Fine Art
Marie Laurencin, Portrait de Femme aux Perles


Marie Laurencin
Portrait de Femme aux Perles

Puccio Fine Art
Marie Laurencin, La Lecture (The Reading)


Marie Laurencin
La Lecture (The Reading)
circa 1914

Whitford Fine Art
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Marie Laurencin, Jeune fille de face (sold with 275A; set of 2)


Marie Laurencin
Jeune fille de face (sold with 275A; set of 2), 1937


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Marie Laurencin, Jeune fille à la fleur


Marie Laurencin
Jeune fille à la fleur
oil on canvas


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Marie Laurencin, Portrait de jeune fille


Marie Laurencin
Portrait de jeune fille
pencil on paper


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1900   Studied at the Académie Humbert
1921   Returned to Paris
1956   Died in Paris
1920   P. Rosenberg
1912   Barbazanges
1907   First exhibition of paintings at the Salon des Indépendants