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Marie Bashkirtseff also known as Mariya Konstantinovna Bashkirtseva, was a Ukrainian artist and sculptor. She was also a diarist.

Marie was born in a rich family in Gavrontsi. However, her parents separated while she was a child. Marie then living with her mother travling around Europe. She failed to be a singer due to the illness. After that she decided to be a painter. She studied art in Robert-fleury studio.

 It is a pity that most of Marie's paintings were destroyed during war period. Her most famous two paintings are 'in the studio' and 'the meeting'.

Marie Bashkirtseff passed away in Paris in 1884. She was regarded a very talented artist and high-spirited lady.

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