By Baroness Kizette De Lempicka-Foxhall, Tamara De Lempicka, Charles Phillips
Tamara de Lempicka captured the whirlwind decade of the Twenties on canvas, portray (and fascinating) the wealthy and recognized of Europe in artwork Deco images. the specter of a moment global battle despatched Tamara packing to the US, the place she reveled one of the recognized in Hollywood and the rich of recent York, within the Seventies she was once rediscovered while a gallery proprietor in Paris fastened a retrospective of her paintings, and at the present time work that have been unsellable for 3 many years fetch many millions of greenbacks. a lot of the tale of de Lempickas impressive lifestyles is advised in relocating aspect through her daughter, whose memories are amplified through anecdotes from others who knew the artist. The is illustrated by means of dozens of pictures from Tamaras own album and through 50 full-color reproductions of her evocative work.
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