Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956

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Marie Laurencin was a famous painter and printmaker, studied art at the Académie Humbart. She is also known as La Fauvette.

From the description of Letter : from Marie Laurencin. 1940? Aug. 11. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222758915

Marie Laurencin was a French painter, stage designer and illustrator.

From the description of Letter, 1953 May 11. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82459021

Painter and illustrator.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (111) : various places, to Paul Rosenberg, 1914-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871265

French painter, engraver, book illustrator and costume designer for the Ballets Russes and the Commédie-Française. Her marriage to the German baron Otto von Wättingen cost her a painful five year exile during WWI, and the expulsion from her Paris apartment in WWII.

From the description of Letters, 1925-1954. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81609976

Marie Laurencin was born in Paris on 31 October 1883. She attended the Lycee Lamartine in the city before studying porcelain painting at the Sevres factory. Later on she entered the Academie Humbert. In 1907 she exhibited at the Clovis Sagot gallery in Montmartre, and there she was introduced to Guillaume Apollinaire by Pablo Picasso and she became romatically involved with Apollinaire until 1913. In 1908, Laurencin achieved her first sale when Gertrude Stein purchased Group of artists . This group portrait of Laurencin, Apollinaire, and Picasso and his mistress became the theme of a larger version in 1909 entitled Apollinaire and his friends . In 1911 she exhibited in the Salon des Independants, and she began illustrating books. The ending of her relationship with Apollinaire in 1913 also saw the end of her Cubist-inspired period.

In 1913, Laurencin established a contract with the art dealer Paul Rosenberg which would last until 1940, and in 1914 she married the German Baron, Otto von Waetjen. On the outbreak of war however they fled to Spain and spent time in Madrid and Barcelona, and then also to Germany. In 1921 she returned to Paris and in the same year she divorced von Waetjen. The early-1920s saw Laurencin designing sets and costumes most notably for the Ballets Russes - Les Biches - as well as painting society portraits including that of Coco Chanel. In the 1930s she was teaching at the art academy, Villa Malakoff. In 1942 she published Le Carnet des nuits . In 1944, her apartment on Rue Savorgnan de Brazza was requisitioned by the Germans and she did not get it back until 1953.

Marie Laurencin died in Paris on 8 June 1956 and she was buried in the cemetary Pere Lachaise.

From the guide to the Designs of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), 1902-1920?, (Edinburgh University Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Mademoiselle Chanel [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963. Jean Cocteau Papers, 1905-1959 (bulk 1910-1928). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959. Henri Pierre Roché Papers, 1886-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Mademoiselle Chanel [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Okada, Kenzō, 1902-. Oral history interview with Kenzo Okada, 1968 Nov. 22. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Autograph letters signed (111) : various places, to Paul Rosenberg, 1914-1955. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn André-May, Pierre, 1901-. Letters received by Pierre André-May, 1922-1971. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926. Letters. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Yourcenar, Marguerite. Marguerite Yourcenar papers, 1920-1986 (inclusive), 1950-1980 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Documents, some signed (39) : [n.p.], 1914-1946. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Letter, 1953 May 11. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. [Letter, no date] : Düsseldorf [to] Cher Monsieur. California State University, Northridge
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Madame Paul Guillaume [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Autograph postcards signed (5) : [n.p.], to Paul Rosenberg, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Laurencin, Marie, 1885-1956 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev, 1909-1956 (inclusive), 1909-1914 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Pierre Matisse Gallery records, 1925-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection papers, 1920s-1990s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Designs of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), 1902-1920? Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Letter : from Marie Laurencin. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Acosta, Mercedes de. Papers, 1855-1964 (bulk 1920-1962). Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Designs of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), 1902-1920? Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Marie Laurencin : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ekstrom Collection: Diaghilev and Stravinsky Foundation, 1902-1984 V&A Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar papers, 1920-1986. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jean Cocteau Papers TXRC06-A11., 1905-1959, (bulk 1910-1928) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Madame Paul Guillaume [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Letters, 1925-1954. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Modern Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Modern Gallery exhibition catalogs, [ca. 1915-1920]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Wiliam B. Osgood Field collection of drawings for book illustrations, 1844-1925. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marshall, Alice Kahler,. Women illustrators and photographers graphics collection, 1800-1987. Penn State Harrisburg Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. ALS, no date [1905-1956], Biot, France, to "Mon cher Paul." Copley Press, J S Copley Library
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associatedWith Acosta, Mercedes de. person
associatedWith André-May, Pierre, 1901-. person
associatedWith Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918. person
associatedWith Charrier, Jean. person
associatedWith Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 person
associatedWith Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926. person
correspondedWith Ekstrom, Parmenia Migel., 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, collector. person
associatedWith Gonzague-Frick, Louis de, 1883-1959. person
associatedWith Howard D. Rothschild. person
associatedWith Jouhandeau, Marcel, 1888-1979. person
associatedWith Lang, Renée. person
associatedWith Laurencin Marie 1883-1956 person
correspondedWith Marie Laurencin, 1883-1956 person
associatedWith Marshall, Alice Kahler, person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Modern Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Montfort, Eugène, 1877-1936. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Okada, Kenzō, 1902- person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Rosenberg Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Rosenberg Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Rosenberg Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959 person
associatedWith Rosenberg, Alexandre P., person
associatedWith Rosenberg, Paul, person
associatedWith Rosenberg, Paul, 1881-1959, person
associatedWith Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. person
associatedWith Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Suguet. person
associatedWith Wallard, Daniel. person
associatedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
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France
France
France
France--Metz
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Set designers
World War, 1939-1945
Artists--Correspondence
Printmakers--Correspondence
Artists, French
Painters--Correspondence
Art--French (?)--Reproductions
Painting, French--20th century
Artists--Correspondence--Biography
Artists
Painters--Poetry
Arts, French
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Birth 1883-10-31

Death 1956-06-08

French

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