French artist and illustrator.
Autograph Letter Signed, Sonia, full page, post card, no date. “Best wishes for the year 1954. I also often think of you and would like to spend some time together, but life is consuming in Paris, above all if one wants to work. What are you doing? What are you becoming? I see Brancusi often.”
The poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire coined the term Orphism to describe the Delaunay’s (husband and wife) version of cubism. The charming, multi-talented, multi-lingual Sonia segued from painting to design (collaborating with Serge Diaghilev and Jacques Heim, among others) and back to painting after she lost her family allowance in the wake of the Russian Revolution. Sonia Delaunay is the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964 and is newly appreciated today as a ground-breaking colorist.
Framed in red, gold and beaded gilt with a photograph of the artist. Framed dimensions: 16 inches wide by 12 inches high.
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