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Tamara De Lempicka – 47 x 38,7 cm

Tamara De Lempicka – 47 x 38,7 cm

560,000.00 STIMA

Category: Paintings

Artist: Tamara De Lempicka 

Title of Work: Ritratto 1923 

Material: Olio su tela cm 47 x 38,7

WALLET: 0xDe5bfC6Edee38781804aA3A8ec8102E27Cf7f7aa

SKU: 0028 Category:


STIMA VALUE INDEX – Tamara De Lempicka

Tamara ŇĀempicka¬†(born¬†Tamara Rosalia Gurwik-G√≥rska;[1]¬†16 May 1898 ‚Äď 18 March 1980), better known as¬†Tamara de Lempicka, was a Polish¬†painter¬†who spent her working life in France and the United States. She is best known for her polished¬†Art Deco¬†portraits of¬†aristocrats¬†and the wealthy, and for her highly stylized paintings of nudes.

Born in¬†Warsaw, Lempicka briefly moved to¬†Saint Petersburg¬†where she married a prominent Polish lawyer, then travelled to¬†Paris. She studied painting with¬†Maurice Denis¬†and¬†Andr√© Lhote. Her style was a blend of late, refined¬†cubism¬†and the¬†neoclassical¬†style, particularly inspired by the work of¬†Jean-Dominique Ingres.[2]¬†She was an active participant in the artistic and social life of Paris between the Wars. In 1928 she became the mistress of Baron Raoul Kuffner, a wealthy art collector from the former¬†Austro-Hungarian Empire. After the death of his wife in 1933, the Baron married Lempicka in 1934, and thereafter she became known in the press as “The Baroness with a Brush”.

Following the outbreak of World War II in 1939, she and her husband moved to the United States and she painted celebrity portraits, as well as still lifes and, in the 1960s, some abstract paintings. Her work was out of fashion after World War II, but made a comeback in the late 1960s, with the rediscovery of Art Deco. She moved to Mexico in 1974, where she died in 1980. At her request, her ashes were scattered over the Popocatépetl volcano.

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