Tamara de Lempicke
The Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka can be assigned to the Art Déco. She is one of the few artists of the era who was able to make a name for herself at the time.
born 1898 in Warsaw
died 1980 in Cuernavaca/ Mexico
1916 marriage to the lawyer Tadeusz Lempicki
In 1918 she fled to Paris because of the October Revolution, where she now attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, took painting lessons with Maurice Denis and later with André Lhote, who had the greatest influence on her.
In 1925 the first solo exhibition took place in Milan. Her paintings, which capture the mood of “Art Deco”, are also becoming increasingly well-known in Paris.
Around 1935 she is at the peak of her success. She devotes herself primarily to painting portraits and nudes.
In 1939 she emigrated to Beverly Hills in the USA with her new husband, Baron Kuffner. In Hollywood, Tamara de Lempicka soon became the most popular painter, but her art lost its power of persuasion.
From 1943 the couple lived in New York.
After the Second World War, the artist returned to Paris several times for short periods. Around this time, Tamara de Lempicka begins to paint abstract pictures, with which she is no longer successful.
In 1962 , after the death of her husband, she moved to Houston, Texas.
In 1978 the artist moved to Mexico
Here Tamara de Lempicka died on March 18, 1980 in Cuernavaca.