Tamara De Lempicka
Tamara De Lempicka About
Glamorous Polish painter who was part of the Art Deco movement. Her inclusion in the movement was unique in that she was a female who gained much recognition, a rarer feat for her time.
Life Before Becoming Famous
She had her first major art exhibition in 1925 in Milan, Italy. That same year, she painted her most famous piece, Auto-Portrait (Tamara in the Green Bugatti), as cover art for a German fashion publication.
Her paintings were collected by pop superstar Madonna.
She became famous for her numerous love affairs with both men and women. She was married for a time and also had a relationship with a female singer named Suzy Solidor.
She worked with artist Georgia O’Keeffe during a 1933 trip to Chicago.