Artists: Tamara De Limpicka, The Art Deco Queen


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Tamara Łempicka, commonly known as Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980) was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”. Influenced by Cubism, Lempicka became the leading representative of the Art Deco style across two continents, a favorite artist of many Hollywood stars, referred to as ‘the baroness with a brush’. She was the most fashionable portrait painter of her generation among the haute bourgeoisie and aristocracy, painting duchesses and grand dukes and socialites. Through her network of friends, she was also able to display her paintings in the most elite salons of the era. Lempicka was criticized as well as admired for her ‘perverse Ingrism’, referring to her modern restatement of the master Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, as displayed in her work Group of Four Nudes (1925) among other studies.

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11 thoughts on “Artists: Tamara De Limpicka, The Art Deco Queen

  1. I love her work….and any woman of that era….or for that matter any era, who made their mark in a world totally dominated by men….deserves great praise:) Thank you Sarah for another excellent post…..and of course keep smiling.:):)xx

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  2. My favourite artist of the 20th century, creator of Art Deco masterpieces, and living the lifestyle associated with the era too. I saw the exhibition of her work in London years ago, and was stunned by the large canvases.
    I read recently, that Streisand and Madonna had sold a lot of their collections of her work, but I didn’t see any auction sales featured anywhere. I have some prints of her portraits, and would dearly love to own an original.
    Made my Saturday, Sarah. Best wishes, Pete.

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