"Pastel: Young Woman With The Headdress By Madeleine Lemaire"
Pastel by Madeleine Jeanne Lemaire (1845 - 1928) Jeanne Madeleine Colle Lemaire, (painter, illustrator, salonnière) is the pupil of Jeanne-Mathilde Herbelin and Charles Chaplin. She specializes in genre scenes (sometimes in the style of XVIII) and mundane, and especially in still lifes and flowers. She began at the Salon in 1864, where she exhibited throughout her life, receiving awards in 1877 and 1900. She also exhibited at the Salon of the Society of French watercolorists from 1879. Madeleine also illustrates books, such as "The pleasures and the days" of Marcel Proust, or the poems of Robert de Montesquiou. She is in 1900 the professor of the watercolorist Blanche Odin. Marie Laurencin is also one of her students. About thirty of his works - pastels, oils and watercolors - were exhibited in April-June 2010 at the Marmottan-Monet museum, as part of an exhibition dedicated to women painters in the time of Marcel Proust.