Sonia Delaunay

April 12, 2012 by Phyllis Tuchman @ Obit Magazine

Sonia Delaunay wasn’t like other girlfriends, companions, and wives of the painters and sculptors who pioneered early Modernism. Delaunay — or Delaunay-Terk, as some recent publications refer to her to distinguish her from her husband — didn’t end up as a mere footnote, a minor distraction. Moreover, the French-Ukrainian colorist lived long enough to enjoy the fame she merited. When she died more than 30 years ago at the age of 94, a retrospective of her paintings, works on paper, textile designs, ballet costumes and the like was touring the United States […]

 

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