Tamara De Lempicka

Satisfactory Essays
Lempicka (1898-1980)

Born into the wealthy Gorska family in Poland, Warsaw. Tamara De lempicka was the middle child of four. She had an older brother named Stanczyk Gorski and a younger sister Adrienne, who were both bossed around by their tempestuous sister. Her father who was an attorney for a French trading company and her mother who was a well educated aristocrat had properly brought up Tamara and her siblings. However, around the age of 12-13, the Gorska family split up, sending Tamara to St. Petersburg where a wealthy relative of hers lived. The wealthy grandma spoilt her, with vacations to Italy and other renaissance countries which were considered as the beginnings of her artistic inspirations.

Tamara, who earlier on had always remarkably ac celled in the artistic subjects of her learning soon received a well-rounded education as a result of her high class standing. And so at the age of 12, when she was introduced to some of her first art classes it was evident that the girls strong will and dominant personality made it difficult for her to be still for the sittings. However, soon De Lempicka was so pleased with her work that she soon began her life-long love affair wit art. during 1918, as she studied painting at the Academe De la Grand Chaumiere, and was privately tutored by Maurice Denis and studied Andre Lhote. In which time, she quickly established a reputation as a painter of portraits, mainly of people in the smart social circles impressed writers, entertainers, and the deposed nobility of eastern Europe. she was soon skilled enough to exhibit her works at the first Art Deco show in Paris, 1925.

Two years following her first marriage, and the start of her long foretasted art career, Her husband Taduesz Lempicka was arrested by the check. otherwise known as the Bolshevik secret police. Years later, they finally escaped and changed their name to Lempicka. The changes which had occurred, and the jail time which Taduez faced coldly split the two up and as her life progressed she was forced into fugitiveism with a scarce money source because her husband was not able to find work. Through the hard times news of pregnancy forced a determined Tamara to pursue her wealthy life style and turn to art to make a living.

De lempicka's first paintings caught the eye of Collette will, who was an important figure owning many European galleries.