Marie Laurencin, Woman with Guitar. "Only an easel and a few painter's tools intruded on the attractive serenity of her Paris salon. A mandolin with ribbons and flowers hung on a wall." p.62. The Artist in His Studio: Text and Photographs by Allexander Liberman. NY: Viking P, 1960.
Cléopatra Diane de Mérode was the first woman to dance with a male partner in the Russian Ballet. She continued to dance until her early fifties and was very popular in her ancestral homeland of Austria, where she befriended the artist Gustav Klimt. Cléo de Mérode retired to Biarritz and died in 1966 at age 91 and is entombed at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.