Autograph Letter Signed to her friends, dancer Carya or Caryathis (Elise Toulement) and author Marcel Jouhandeau, her husband, in French, on "Domaine Des Buards" stationery, 4to, Bagnoles, August 19, 1939. MARIE LAURENCIN.
MARIE LAURENCIN

(1883–1956) French artist highly regarded for her paintings depicting women, as well as book illustrations and prints, most closely associated with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire. Her works are included in major art museums globally.

Autograph Letter Signed to her friends, dancer Carya or Caryathis (Elise Toulement) and author Marcel Jouhandeau, her husband, in French, on "Domaine Des Buards" stationery, 4to, Bagnoles, August 19, 1939.

With a doodle decorating her signature, Laurencin has been generally regarded as a famous female painter having shown in eleven exhibitions between 1912 and 1939, in major art capitals including Paris, London, New York and Dusseldorf. She was part of the avant-garde circle of artists and writers that included Appolinaire, Picasso and Braque. By the date of our letter, she was regarded as a queen of French culture. Just before the start of World War II, Laurencin comments to friends about her travel. "The weather is nice - the window open onto greenery - Nothing to tell - all the Jews go to mass - henceforth it is not the danger which makes them pious since they reign the leaves of the trees, disturbed about it, make splinters of light...." She signs, "Marie." She draws decorative curls around her signature. Laurencin is regarded as an important female painter having shown in eleven exhibitions between 1912 and 1939, in major art capitals including Paris, London, New York and Dusseldorf. She was part of the avant-garde circle of artists and writers that included Appolinaire, Picasso and Braque. By the date of our letter, she was regarded as a queen of French culture. By the time she wrote our letter, Laurencin had achieved her greatest successes.

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