Blanche Lazzell was an early modernist artist from West Virginia. She was known for her distinguished woodcuts, prints, and her cubist style. Lazzell received a degree in Art History and the Fine Arts at the University of West Virginia, before moving to New York in 1907 and enrolling at the Art Students League. Lazzell traveled and studied all throughout Europe where she learned about the styles she would then implement into her own work, such as cubism. Throughout her career, Lazzell remained open to experimentation with her art. However, decorative and geometric cubism was well suited to her woodcuts. Her work was technically distinguished by precise, elegant cutting and sensitive printing.