|Real Name:||María Blanchard|
|Birth Day:||March 6, 1881|
|Death Date:||April 5, 1932(1932-04-05) (aged 51)
|Birth Place:||Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Haiti|
|Height:||in centimeters - N/A|
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As per our current Database, Marie Blanchard died on April 5, 1932(1932-04-05) (aged 51)
Blanchard was born on 6 March 1881 in Santander, Spain. She was the daughter of journalist Enrique Gutiérrez Cueto and Concepción Blanchard Santisteban. She was the cousin of Mexican artist Germán Cueto.
In 1903, she moved to Madrid and studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando under Spanish artists such as Emilio Sala and Manuel Benedito [es]. Sala taught Blanchard "precision" and the "exuberant use of colour," which would feature in her early compositions. In 1908, after Blanchard won a third prize for her painting Primeros pasos at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts, the Santander government awarded her a grant to support her education in the arts. In 1909, this grant allowed her to continue her artistic education at the Academie Vitti in Paris under Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa and Kees van Dongen. Here she discovered cubist painting, and was influenced by Jacques Lipchitz and Juan Gris. In 1914, due to the First World War, Blanchard left Paris returned to Madrid. She shared a studio in her mother's house with some of the artists she met in Paris In 1915, her art was displayed in an exhibition organized by Ramón Gómez de la Serna at the Museo de Arte Moderno (Madrid). She was contacted to teach art in Salamanca (Madrid), but was disappointed by the experience and ultimately moved back to Paris.
In 1918, after the end of the war, Blanchard moved to Paris, where she would spend the rest of her life. There, she met many Cubist artists and began developing her own style of Cubism. She became close friends with Juan Gris, a Spanish Cubist painter, who heavily influenced her work. Blanchard joined the Section d'Or, a Cubist art group Early paintings, such as "Woman With a Fan" , show flat, interlocked shapes. Her unique style evolved to become more figurative and traditional over the years; her paintings became harsh, with bright clashing colors and melancholic themes. The resulting artwork was very emotionally expressive.
In 1927, Gris died. Blanchard was severely affected and fell into a state of depression. Her sister, Carmen, and nephews came to live with her in Paris, alleviating her loneliness but worsening her financial situation. In her deteriorating health, Blanchard turned to religion and considered joining a convent, but never did. She continued painting to support her sister and nephews.
Blanchard's health gradually declined over the following years. She contracted tuberculosis, making it impossible for her to paint. On 5 April 1932, she died at age 51 in Paris.
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