Monday, January 13, 2014

A Recent Quick Pencil Sketch

Does anyone know who this is? She was born September 28, 1934. This drawing was done from a compilation of several photographs taken when she was seventeen. She was classically trained as a ballerina by the Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev at the Conservatoire de Paris. One of her classmates was Leslie Caron. Her fellow students nicknamed her "Bichette" (little doe). She retired from show business in 1973 when she was only 39 years old.

1 comment:

Stickup Artist said...

I cheated and googled it. I just read a quick bio and she sure was an accomplished, talented, beautiful woman with a great deal of sense and groundedness. A beautiful tribute — your portraiture work is so elegant.