Permanent Collection

Marie Laurencin (French, 1885 – 1956)

Three Dancers

c. 1945

Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. Jack Bear

French painter, printmaker, and stage designer Marie Laurencin was actively involved with the French avant-garde movement. Although she was sought out for her high-society portraits, most of her subjects nevertheless resemble the dancers seen here, with large eyes, small noses, and dominant lips.

© Fondation Foujita/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2015