I studied her work for over a year trying to learn to paint portraits delicately and imitate her lyrical style. She was a contemporary of, and exhibited with, Pablo Picasso but was not a Cubist. When I see her work I am most struck by the soft colors and the way she composed her figures so that they look like gentle shapes of color that end up as people (as shown in the link attached below).
I greatly admire artists who remain true to themselves and their style. Marie Laurencin is a reminder to me to express myself through my art, and remain committed to my artistic voice.