Tamara de Lempicka - The Two Friends c. 1928
A brief timeline of her life, from www.delempicka.org:
1898 - Tamara de Lempicka was born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland on May 16. There are claims that she was in fact born in Moscow, Russia.
1911 - Tamara de Lempicka was exposed to the art of Italian masters while spending the winter with her grandmother in Italy and the French Riviera
1912 - Tamara de Lempicka’s parents divorced
1916 - Tamara de Lempicka married lawyer Tadeusz Lempicki in St. Petersburg, Russia and gave birth to a daughter she named Maria Krystyna, also known as Kizette
1917 - Tadeusz de Lempicki was arrested by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution but was soon released with the help of Tamara de Lempicka. They traveled to Denmark and England and finally settled in Paris, France.
1918 - Tamara de Lempicka studied art the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Montparnasse under Maurice Denis and Andre Lhote
1923 - Tamara de Lempicka began showing her work at various galleries in Paris
1924 - Tamara de Lempicka’s work was shown at the Salon des Femmes Artistes Modernes (FAM) also in Paris
1925 - Tamara de Lempicka had her first major exhibition in Milan, Italy. It is believed that she finished 28 new works in 6 months
1928 - Tamara de Lempicka divorced her husband Tadeusz
1929 - Tamara de Lempicka traveled to the United States to paint a commissioned portrait and to organize an exhibition of her work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Carnegie Institute
1933 - Tamara de Lempicka married the Baron Raoul Kuffner
1939 - Tamara de Lempicka and Baron Kuffner moved to Beverly Hills, California
1943 - Tamara de Lempicka moved to New York City
1960 - Tamara de Lempicka started using palette knives and changed her style to abstract
1962 - Baron Kuffner died of a heart attack
1978 - Tamara de Lempicka moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico
1980 - Tamara de Lempicka died in her sleep on March 18 in Mexico
Tamara de Lempica Innocence (1937) oil on canvas. (27 x 24 cm)
Etsuko Tashima Cornucopia 04-Y’IV (2004) Stoneware and Glass.
Tashima, a graduate of Osaka University of Art, has been exhibiting regularly since the mid 1980s. Her sculptures are consistently drawn from nature, consisting of large, colorful biomorphic forms. Her earlier work incorporated a wide array of polychrome glazes, which were in part a reflection of the aesthetics of her teacher Yanagihara Mutsuo (b. 1934) at Osaka Art University (where she now teaches). For the past decade, she has refined her palette and streamlined her forms by combining pastel colored glass elements with porcelain bodies to make elegant and dazzling flower-like “cornucopia” sculptures. These works have captivated both critics and collectors, while garnering her prestigious awards.
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From the Faces and Phrases installation of over 60 portraits of lesbians in South Africa.