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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).

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Marie Laurencin, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x197408

Marie Laurencin

by Cecil Beaton
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published August 1929
NPG x197408

Marie Laurencin, by André Kertész - NPG x15070

Marie Laurencin

by André Kertész
bromide print, 1930
NPG x15070

Marie Laurencin, by Ida Kar - NPG x132786

Marie Laurencin

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x132786


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