Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tamara de Lempicka Born May 16th

Maria Gorska was born on May 16th, 1898 in Warsaw, Poland. The status of her wealthy family ensured that the highest level of society was accessible to a young Maria, whether attending a boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland or vacationing with her grandmother in the French Riviera or Italy, where she was first exposed to paintings by the Italian masters. Maria married young, but she was determined and married the wealthy Tadeusz Łempicki in St Petersburg, Russia. The couple left Russia after the Revolution and settled in Paris, where she would become a fixture of its bohemian circles and felt free to express her bisexuality.

Learn more about Lempicka here and at GLBTQ.

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