The May Artist of the Month is Tamara de Lempicka – a Polish artist that painted in the Art Deco style. I don’t know much about her or Art Deco, but I feel like I’ve seen her work before. After a few quick reads it was clear that she led a fascinating life that I think will be fun to explore.
She married at 16, rescued her imprisoned husband during the Russian Revolution, and fled to Paris. They eventually moved to the United States where she painted portraits of celebrities. De Lempicka retired to Mexico where she died, her ashes scattered across a volcano.
Get ready – this one is going to be a fun ride!