Sonia Delaunay

Painting, Visual Artist

1885 – 1979

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Who was Sonia Delaunay?

Sonia Delaunay was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor.

Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.

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Born
Nov 14, 1885
Ukraine
Also known as
  • Sonia Delaunay-Terk
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Lived in
  • Odessa
  • Ukraine
  • Russian Empire
Died
Dec 5, 1979
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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