The glamorous, charming and leading Polish Painter Tamara de Lempicka wonder the world with her Bold and charismatic style in 20s and 30s, the artistic world gives her the name: THE BARONESS WITH A BRUSH. Today Google Doodle honoring and celebrating Lempicka‘s 120th birthday.
Who was Tamara de Lempicka?
Tamara de Lempicka was born on 16 May, 1898 in Poland. She was a daughter of Russian lawyer and a Polish socialite. At her early age, she loves to makes portraits, she made her first portrait at the age of 10, of her younger sister.
She takes more interest in Arts when she travelled to Italy and spent a summer with her grandmother, developing a love for Italian style and Italian Renaissance Painter.
Later she travelled to Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1915 to visit aunt, where she met Tadeusz Łempicki and fell in love with him. Shortly after they married. After two years, in The Russian Revolution 1917 made Tamara de Lempicka’s family refugees, they migrated from Stain Petersburg to Paris.
It was the place where she began her formal training of Arts with French renowned artists Maurice Denis and André Lhote. She participated in different artistic events in Paris. She was much famous in 1920s with truly unique style, mixing of cubism and neoclassical bold styles.
In 1928, Tadeusz divorced Lempicka, and she met and married with Baron Raoul Kuffner. In 1930s, Lempicka’s career was on peak, she made highly glamorous celebrity portraits. In that time, she made the portraits of Spain’s King Alfonso XIII & Greece’s Queen Elizabeth. In 1934, she earns the nick name “THE BARONESS WITH A BRUSH”.
After the start of World War II, she moved to Beverly Hills USA with her husband, where she made different celebraties portraits and become favorite’s artist amongst them. She later settled in New York.
In 1961, her husband Baron Kuffner was died. In 1963, she moved to Texas, with her only daughter Kizette from 1st marriage. Later she moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she died on 18 March 1980. She was 81. Today Google Doodle honoring and celebrating Lempicka’s 120th birthday.