Niki de Saint Phalle

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Birthday
29, 1930
Birthplace
Nanterre, France
Death Date
May 21, 2002 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1930
Birthplace
Nanterre, France
Death Date
May 21, 2002 (71)

About

French artist who sculpted "The Golem," "L'Ange Protecteur," and other large-scale, eccentric works. Also famous for The Tarot Garden that took 20 years to complete.

Before Fame

She was a fashion model as a teen, appearing on the September 26, 1949, cover of Life magazine and the November 1952 cover of French Vogue. She briefly attended New York City's Brearley School.

Trivia

She created a series of plaster and plastic sculptures depicting women as brides and mothers.

Family Life

She married author Harry Matthews. In 1951, the couple had a daughter named Laura.

Associated With

She created a sculpture of Miles Davis that stands outside of a hotel in Nice, France.