Tamara De Lempicka


Birthday May 16, 1898

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Poland

DEATH DATE Mar 18, 1980 (81)

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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.


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.