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She studied in Paris with Juliette Peyrol-Bonheur (1830-1891), the sister of Rosa Bonheur, and with Jean-Charles Cazin, who she married in 1868. Beginning in 1876, she exhibited paintings at the Salon des Artistes Français and, from 1882, presented sculptures as well. She also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1874 and 1878.
Her best-known sculpture, "The Young Ladies" was shown in 1886 and purchased by the government in 1899. It is now on display at the Musée du Luxembourg. She exhibited with Les XX in Brussels in 1887 and won a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle (1889).
In 1891, she became a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Two years later, she participated in an exhibition of women artists in the Women's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Following her husband's death, she designed the monument for his tomb. She also designed a monument to doctors Hubert Cazin (1724-1795) and Paul Perrochaud in Berck.
A prominent theme in her paintings are women at work. During the First World War, she maintained a studio in the Latin Quarter. In addition to her regular work, she created several frescoes on commission and did designs for the Gobelins Manufactory. A few years before her death, she retired to Pas-de-Calais.
Her son, Michel (1869-1917), became a well-known engraver.
- "Marie Cazin". National Gallery, London. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
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