Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15, 1898. Tamara de Lempicka


It's a crazy weekend in SF withthe Castro St Fair on Sunday, SFMOMA reopening on Saturday and Bay to Breakers today - the copters have been roaring over head for hours.

But I am blocking it all out to focus on Tamara, the Art Deco painter par excellence. Born today (May 15) 1898. Tamara de Lempicka, born Maria Górska in Warsaw, in partitioned Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star". Born into a wealthy and prominent family, her father was Boris Gurwik-Górski, a Polish lawyer, and her mother, the former Malvina Decler, a Polish socialite. In this image: A painting entitled 'M. Tadeusz Lempicki' in the exhibition of Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka (1898 to 1980) at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Mexico on 02 June 2009.





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