Marie Laurencin(1883-1956), Painter, printmaker and stage designer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Laurencin trained at the Humbert Academy in Paris, where she studied alongside Georges Braque. She became associated with Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire and the artists working at Bateau-Lavoire in Montmartre, exhibiting for the first time in 1907 at the Salon des Indépendents. Laurencin is best known for her delicate and stylised dark-eyed female figures painted in pastel colours. She also worked as a stage designer and illustrated numerous books including a French edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (1930).