Art Herstory – Marie Laurencin

Marie Laurencin (1883 – 1956) was a French painter who became a member of Natalie Clifford Barney’s salon in Paris in the 1920s. She is known as one of the few female Cubist painters. She created a visual vocabulary of femininity, which characterized her art until the end of her life. Her personal iconography can be seen as a response to the more masculine imagery of her friends the Cubist painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.