The Polish painter Tamara de Lempicke belongs to the Art Deco group. She is one of the few artists of the era who was able to make a name for herself at that time.
born in 1898 in Warsaw
died in 1980 in Cuernavaca/ Mexico
1916 Marriage with the lawyer Tadeusz Lempicki
1918 Due to the October Revolution, she fled to Paris, where she 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.
1925 The first solo exhibition takes place in Milan. Her painting, which captured the atmosphere of “Art Deco”, also became more and more famous in Paris.
Around 1935 she was at the height of her success. She mainly devoted herself to portrait and nude painting. In
1939 she emigrated with her new husband Baron Kuffner to the USA to Beverly Hills. 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 a short time. Around this time Tamara de Lempicka began to paint abstract pictures, but they were no longer successful. In
1962, after the death of her husband, she moved to Houston, Texas. In
1978 the artist moves to Mexico.
Tamara de Lempicka dies here on 18.3.1980 in Cuernavaca.