cultivated a friendship with Marie Wassilieff
, a Russian painter, who also ran a prominent art academy at her studio on Avenue de Maine.
Hooker, Denise. Nina Hamnett: queen of bohemia. Constable and Company Limited, 1986.
In Paris NH
quickly re-acquainted herself with old friends and met new ones, re-establishing her presence at the popular cafés. She re-connected with Marie Wassilieff
, Aleister Crowley
, and others...
scheduled her daily routine around Marie Wassilieff
's studio: she would paint from the models there in the mornings, explore the museums in the afternoon, and return in the early evening to the studio...
Wealth and Poverty
With no financial prospects and with the new war regulations increasing the cost of most goods, NH
and Edgar/Roald survived off stew from a neighbouring soup-kitchen. Marie Wassilieff
also fed a number of local artists...