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Marie Laurencin Art

French, 1885-1956

Artist Marie Laurencin is best known for her enchanting portraits of women and young girls. The Parisian artist was linked to the avant-garde Cubist movement, but she endeavored to disassociate herself from the style as she instead drew on the Impressionist style of Pierre-Auguste Renoir in her paintings and prints, and created poetic, overtly sensual images of women in Fauvism’s subdued pastels at a time when the leagues of male artists around her became famous for making still lifes. 

Just as Renoir and other painters began their careers painting pottery in Limoges, Laurencin trained in porcelain painting in the southwestern suburbs of Paris before she studied oil painting at Académie Humbert alongside influential Cubist painter Georges Braque and French designer and painter Francis Picabia. Her circle consisted of widely known and reputable artists including Braque and Pablo Picasso, with whom she exhibited. Her romantic partners were both male and female over the years, and she repeatedly refused marriage proposals from the most famous art dealer at the time, Sir Joseph Duveen, Baronet. Laurencin had a romantic relationship with French poet Guillaume Apollinaire that lasted six years.

Laurencin produced most of her best known work throughout the 1920s. During this era, she worked with art dealer Paul Rosenberg although she frequently ignored his business advice. Known to only paint children she liked, Laurencin also charged men twice that of women, as well as brunettes more than blondes, and offered discounts for works she enjoyed doing and steeper prices for those she cared less for. 

Laurencin’s work increasingly attracted attention over time — she had more than ten solo exhibitions in 1939 alone and was commissioned for portraits by the likes of Jean Cocteau and Coco Chanel. (Revered fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld — who consistently displayed a knack for synthesizing old and new, high and low — drew on the work of Laurencin in his Spring/Summer 2011 collection for Chanel.)

Laurencin’s six illustrations of "Alice" in a 1930 edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland comprise a small sample of the art she made that is held in the public collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Her works are also held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 1983, a museum opened in her honor — the Musée Marie Laurencin in Nagano, Japan. At the time, it was the only museum in the world to focus solely on a female painter. 

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Artist: Marie Laurencin
original etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1926 at the atelier Lacourière on Montgolfier paper and published by Au Sans Pareil in a limited edition of 995 for "Dix filles dans un pré". Pla...
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1920s Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Rider and Dancer - Original Etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Rider and dancer, 1949 Color etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 38 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11in) INFORMATION : Created by Laurencin and engraved by Lo...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching, Aquatint

original etching for Alternance
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1946 at the atelier Quesneville on BFK Rives paper and published in a limited edition of 300 for the "Alternance" portfolio (a collective art and...
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1940s Marie Laurencin Art

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Girl and Horse - Watercolor by Marie Laurencin - 1924
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed. Sketch realized in 1924 for the invitation to "Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev". Published in the same invitation in June 26th, 1924. Ref. Mimì, Anna Laetitia Pecci...
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1920s Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil, Watercolor, Paper

original etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. Printed in 1926 at the atelier Lacourière on Montgolfier paper and published by Au Sans Pareil in a limited edition of 995 for "Dix filles dans un pré". Pla...
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1920s Marie Laurencin Art

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Young Girl with Pearl Necklace, 1945 - Original Etching (Marchesseau #236)
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie Laurencin Young Girl with Pearl Necklace, 1945 Original etching On Japan paper, 32,5 x 25 cm (c. 12,7 x 9,8 inch) REFERENCE : Catalogue raisonné Daniel Marchesseau #236 Exce...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Poèmes de Sapho - Rare Book illustrated by Marie Laurencin - 1950
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Edition of 180 copies including 23 etchings by Marie Laurencin. Copy n. 91 on pur fil Lana paper. Good Condition.
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper

Les Biches - Rare Book Illustrated by M. Laurencin - 1924
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Les Biches is a ballet by Bronislava Nijinska, with music by Francis Poulenc and with costume design by Marie Laurencin. Edition of 335 copies. Copy nu...
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1920s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Lithograph Lady Rider Woman on a Horse Marie Laurencin French Post Impressionist
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Surfside, FL
Marie Laurencin (French, 1883-1956) Lithograph of a colored pencil drawing depicting a woman wearing a hat and riding horseback side saddle, Edition "37/115" to lower left and hand signed "Laurencin" in pencil to lower right, with a cloth mat and housed in a silvered wood frame. Dimensions: Image, 12" H x 16" W; frame, 19.75" H x 23.5" W x 1.5" D. Marie Laurencin (1883 – 1956) was a French painter and printmaker. She became an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde as a member of the Cubists associated with the Section d'Or. Laurencin was born in Paris, where she was raised by her mother and lived much of her life. At 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912), and Galeries Dalmau (1912) at the first Cubist exhibition in Spain. She became romantically involved with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and has often been identified as his muse. In addition, Laurencin had important connections to the salon of the American expatriate and lesbian writer Natalie Clifford Barney. She had relationships with men and women, and her art reflected her life, her "balletic wraiths" and "sidesaddle Amazons" providing the art world with her brand of "queer femme with a Gallic twist." Laurencin's oeuvre include painting, watercolor paintings, drawing, and prints. She is known as one of the few female Cubist painters, with Sonia Delaunay, Marie Vorobieff, and Franciska Clausen...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Marie Laurencin - Woman Angel - Original Etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marie Laurencin - Woman Angel - Original Etching Paris, Le Gerbier, 1946 Edition of 340 Signed in the plate
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Two Girls with Horses and Dog - Signed Stone Lithograph - 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two Girls with Horses and Dog (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Printed signature in the plate On China paper 31 x 42 c...
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Les Deux Anges
By Marie Laurencin
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this lithograph with strong colors. Second state (of 2). Signed and numbered 19/160 in pencil, lower left.
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1940s Cubist Marie Laurencin Art

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Color, Lithograph

L'Éventail rose
By Marie Laurencin
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this scarce color etching and drypoint. Fourth state (of 4). Signed and numbered 54/100 in pencil, lower margin.
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1920s Cubist Marie Laurencin Art

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Color, Drypoint, Etching

Woman with Necklace - Stone lithograph, 1930 (Catalog raisonne Marchesseau #138)
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Woman with Necklace, 1930 Original stone lithograph On Arches vellum 28 x 22 cm (c. 11 x 9 inch) REFERENCES : Catalog raisonn Mar...
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Marie Laurencin portrait drawing of her mother, 1903
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Marie Laurencin (French, 1885 – 1956) Portrait of Pauline Laurencin, the artist’s mother, circa 1903 Black crayon on paper Inscribed ‘Despair and die / not die’ (upper right) 6.5/8 x...
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Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Crayon

Selfportrait with a Baby Dog - Signed Stone Lithograph - 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Selfportrait with a Baby Dog (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Plates signed On China paper 42 x 31 cm (c. 17 x 12") Excellent condition
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Mermaid - Original ink and pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Mermaid, 1953 Original ink and pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on ...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Ink, Pencil

Young Girl With a Guitar - Original Etching Signed in The Plate
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie Laurencin Young girl with a guitar Original etching, 1945 Signed and dated in the plate Edition of 340 copies, unnumbered as issued On Lana vellum, size 33 x 25,5 cm (c. 13 x ...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Female drawing - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Female drawing Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 16 x 10 cm (c. 6.2 x 3.93 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

"Two Women" Pair Etchings
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant pair of etchings by Marie Laurencin (French 1883-1956) from the "Poemes de Sapho" published in 1950 ref. 273. Each beautifully mounted in fram...
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20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Two Girls with a Dog - Stone Lithograph - Mourlot, 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two Girls with a Dog (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Printed signature in the plate On China paper 42 x 31 cm (c. 17 x 12") Excellent condition
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Pressentiments - Rare Illustrated Book by Marie Laurencin - 1930s
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Edition of 115 copies with additional proofs including a suite of 6 original printed in color lithographs by Marie Laurencin, numbered and signed by the artist. One of 90 copies on H...
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Femmes, Marie Laurencin, 1950's, Ink on Paper, Post-Impressionism, Woman Art
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Geneva, CH
Femmes, Marie Laurencin, 1950's, Ink on Paper, Post-Impressionism, Woman Art 1952 Indian ink and watercolor on paper 13.5 x 14.3 cm, 13.5 x 14.5, 13.8 x 12.5, 13.4 x 14.5 cm Signed ...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Cat and Dog Playing - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Cat and Dog Playing, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, m...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil

Three Girls Playing Music - Stone Lithograph - 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Three Girls Playing Music (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Printed signature in the plate On China paper 31 x 42 cm (c...
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

1903 portrait drawing by Marie Laurencin of her mother
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Marie Laurencin (French, 1885 – 1956) Portraits of Pauline Laurencin, the artist’s mother with a further study of a child on the reverse Pencil and pastel on paper Signed and dated ‘...
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Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Pastel, Pencil

Young Girl with Guitar - Original etching, 1945
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Young Girl with Guitar, 1945 Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 28 x 22 cm (c. 11 x 8,6 inch) REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Marchess...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Study of a Dog - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Study of a Dog, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on t...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil

"Jeune Fille, " Original Sepia Portrait Etching signed by Marie Laurencin
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Jeune Fille" is an original sepia etching by Marie Laurencin. The artist's stamped signature is in the lower right. This piece features a delicate portrait of a young girl. 13" x 9 7/8' paper 9" x 5 1/2" image 20 7/8" x 17 3/8" frame Marie Laurencin (October 31, 1883 - June 8, 1956) was a French painter and printmaker. Laurencin was born in Paris, where she was raised by her mother and lived much of her life. At 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912). Laurencin's works include paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints. She is known as one of the few female Cubist painters, with Sonia Delaunay, Marie Vorobieff, and Franciska Clausen...
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Lying girl - Original ink and pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Lying girl, 1953 Original ink and pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, light marks of the manipul...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil, Ink

Floral Ornament - Original ink drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Floral Ornament, 1953 Original ink drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condit...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Ink

Ballerina - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Ballerina Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 6.2 x 3.93 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Art Deco Gooses and Ducks - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Art Deco Gooses and Ducks Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) PROVENANC...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Spring Blossom : Leaves in Blue - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Spring Blossom : Leaves in Blue, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the ...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil, Color Pencil

Colorful flowers - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Colorful flowers, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good conditi...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Color Pencil, Charcoal, Pencil

Summer : Girls and Boys at the Beach - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Summer : Girls and Boys at the Beach Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Very good condition, the paper slig...
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Lovers - Original ink and pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Lovers, 1953 Original ink and pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Good condition, one small tear on the right edge an...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Ink, Pencil, Charcoal

Dans les Rigieres - Mixed Media by Marie Laurencin - 1950s
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Original china ink, pencil and pastel on paper by Marie Laurencin. Signed lower right. The work comes from an important european private collection and was bought directly from the a...
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1950s Marie Laurencin Art

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Mixed Media

Drawing of knight on horse - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Drawing of knight on horse Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good co...
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

"Jean & Sappho, " Original Portrait Sepia Etching signed by Marie Laurencin
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Jean & Sappho" is an original sepia etching by Marie Laurencin. The artist's stamped signature is lower right. This piece features a delicate portrait of two women leaning on each other. 13" x 9 7/8" paper 9" x 5 1/2" image 20 7/8" x 17 3/8" frame Marie Laurencin (October 31, 1883 - June 8, 1956) was a French painter and printmaker. Laurencin was born in Paris, where she was raised by her mother and lived much of her life. At 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912). Laurencin's works include paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints. She is known as one of the few female Cubist painters, with Sonia Delaunay, Marie Vorobieff, and Franciska Clausen...
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Two horses - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two horses Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition...
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Le Bal - Etching by Marie Laurencin - 1927
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Third state. Published in general catalogue "Marie Laurencin" by Daniel Marchesseau, Kyuryudo,Tokyo, 1981, Number.127, pp.141. Rare etching in near perfect conditions. This artwork ...
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1920s Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Young Girl with Pearl Necklace - Original etching, 1943
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Young Girl with Pearl Necklace Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 30 x 25 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Printed i...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Horse in landscape - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Horse in landscape Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condit...
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

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