Tamara De Lempicka

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Birthday
16, 1898
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Mar 18, 1980 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1898
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Mar 18, 1980 (81)

About

Glamorous Polish painter who was part of the Art Deco movement. Her inclusion in the movement was unique in that she was a female who gained much recognition, a rarer feat for her time.

Before Fame

She had her first major art exhibition in 1925 in Milan, Italy. That same year, she painted her most famous piece, Auto-Portrait (Tamara in the Green Bugatti), as cover art for a German fashion publication.

Trivia

Her paintings were collected by pop superstar Madonna.

Family Life

She became famous for her numerous love affairs with both men and women. She was married for a time and also had a relationship with a female singer named Suzy Solidor.

Associated With

She worked with artist Georgia O'Keeffe during a 1933 trip to Chicago.