Tamara De Lempicka

Tamara De Lempicka was a Polish artist from the early 20th century, known for her work in the Art Deco style and for her role as a pioneer in the history of women's art. Born Tamara Gurwik-Górska on May 16, 1898 in Warsaw, Poland, de Lempicka grew up in a wealthy family and was exposed to art and culture from a young age. She studied painting at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Paris in 1920. In Paris, de Lempicka quickly integrated into the artistic scene by frequenting intellectual circles and salons of the time. She also began painting portraits of strong, independent women, which quickly made her a iconic figure of Art Deco. Her most famous works include paintings such as "The Goddess" and "The Musician", which were influenced by cubism and futurism. In addition to her artistic career, de Lempicka was also known for her extravagant personal life and love of fashion and luxury. She was married twice and raised a daughter, Kizette, who also became an artist. She continued to paint and exhibit her work until her death in 1980 in Houston, Texas. Her contribution to Art Deco and the history of women's art is undeniable.