Tamara de Lempicka
"Among a hundred paintings, you could recognize mine, my goal was: Do not copy. Create a new style... colors light and bright... return elegance in my models..." An icon of the Jazz Age painter Tamara de Lempicka was Art Deco's diva. Her art and her life of great wealth, indiscriminate sexuality and endless intrigue epitomized 1920's excess and indulgence.
Tamara was a great beauty, a Polish aristocratic refugee of the Russian Revolution, she fled to Paris, where she studied art andmade a name for herself through her cool, sleek sensual painting style a style that soon came to epitomize the glamorous Art Deco 'look'.