Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956

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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.

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Letters, 1925-1954. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Documents, some signed (39) : [n.p.], 1914-1946. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Letter : from Marie Laurencin. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Madame Paul Guillaume [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Ekstrom Collection: Diaghilev and Stravinsky Foundation, 1902-1984 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf Marshall, Alice Kahler,. Women illustrators and photographers graphics collection, 1800-1987. Penn State Harrisburg Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Autograph letters signed (111) : various places, to Paul Rosenberg, 1914-1955. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar papers, 1920-1986. Houghton Library
referencedIn Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Pierre Matisse Gallery records, 1925-1989. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. ALS, no date [1905-1956], Biot, France, to "Mon cher Paul." Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Letter, 1953 May 11. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Okada, Kenzō, 1902-. Oral history interview with Kenzo Okada, 1968 Nov. 22. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wiliam B. Osgood Field collection of drawings for book illustrations, 1844-1925. Houghton Library
referencedIn Designs of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), 1902-1920? Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Designs of Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), 1902-1920? Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn André-May, Pierre, 1901-. Letters received by Pierre André-May, 1922-1971. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959. Henri Pierre Roché Papers, 1886-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Acosta, Mercedes de. Papers, 1855-1964 (bulk 1920-1962). Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963. Jean Cocteau Papers, 1905-1959 (bulk 1910-1928). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection papers, 1920s-1990s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Laurencin, Marie, 1885-1956 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Modern Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Modern Gallery exhibition catalogs, [ca. 1915-1920]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers, 1837-1961. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild collection on, Ballets Russes, of Serge Diaghilev, 1909-1956 (inclusive), 1909-1914 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926. Letters. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Mademoiselle Chanel [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Letter, 1953 May 11. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Madame Paul Guillaume [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Jean Cocteau Papers TXRC06-A11., 1905-1959, (bulk 1910-1928) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. [Letter, no date] : Düsseldorf [to] Cher Monsieur. California State University, Northridge
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Portrait de Mademoiselle Chanel [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf Yourcenar, Marguerite. Marguerite Yourcenar papers, 1920-1986 (inclusive), 1950-1980 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. Autograph postcards signed (5) : [n.p.], to Paul Rosenberg, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Acosta, Mercedes de. person
associatedWith André-May, Pierre, 1901-. person
associatedWith Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918. person
associatedWith Barney, Natalie Clifford person
associatedWith Charrier, Jean. person
associatedWith Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 person
associatedWith Coquiot, Gustave, 1865-1926. person
associatedWith Delaunay, Robert, 1885-1941 person
correspondedWith Ekstrom, Parmenia Migel., 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, collector. person
associatedWith Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953 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 Laurencin, Marie, 1883-1956. person
associatedWith Le Fauconnier, Henri, 1881-1945 person
correspondedWith Marie Laurencin, 1883-1956 person
associatedWith Marshall, Alice Kahler, person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Metzinger, Jean, 1883-1956 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 Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953 person
associatedWith Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 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
memberOf Salon d'automne corporateBody
memberOf Société des artistes indépendants (Paris, France) corporateBody
associatedWith Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. person
associatedWith Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Suguet. person
associatedWith Wallard, Daniel. person
associatedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Republic of France 00 FR
Paris A8 FR
Paris A8 FR
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Painters
Painters
Painting, French
Printmakers
Set designers
World War, 1939-1945
Art
Artists
Artists
Artists
Artists, French
Arts, French
Occupation
Illustrator
Painter
Poet
Set designers
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Birth 1883-10-31

Death 1956-06-08

French

French

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