A woman following her own passion, creative, curious, and rebellious – not afraid to test and cross many artistic and societal norms – confident in her strength and talent.
A trailblazer and a troublemaker, ready to challenge the system and the world if it stood in her way.
A powerhouse of a woman, a Polish painter who created her own style once said:
“My goal is to never copy but to create a new style, clear, luminous colors, and feel the elegance of the models.“
Our next project is a mural inspired by the life and art of Tamara Lempicka, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and an icon of the Art Deco style.
An immigrant woman, like the heroines of our previous project, Lempicka left behind what was familiar to her and conquered the world with her talent, art, and personality. She lost her luxurious life style after the Bolshevik Revolution and had to reinvent her life numerous times living in many countries and places. Born in Poland, she lived and worked in Italy, France, the US, and Mexico. There is also a Texas connection: Tamara spent almost a decade living in Houston and her daughter, Kizette, was known and influential in the cultural life of Houston of the 1950s.
Lempicka’s story is a perfect example of how art connects us across time. Today, interest in Lempicka’s art is going through a revival. Several recent exhibitions of her work took place in her birth country, Poland. Her work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, attracting thousands of visitors. Celebrities such as Jack Nicholson, Barbara Streisand, and Madonna are among Lempicka’s most ardent collectors, but her life story is less known.
We want to bring her story to Austin, the town that values diversity and fusion of cultures where Tamara would have felt right at home. Austin’s love of art, its openness to artistic experimentation, and its inclusive creative environs would suit her well.
We think Austin will appreciate Lempicka’s story. Her life exemplifies that an independent, creative, and resilient woman can literally conquer the world.
GREAT NEWS !
We are happy to announce that we enlisted one of Austin’s best mural artist and the author of the book “ATX Urban Art”, J Muzacz, to design and paint the mural of Tamara de Lempicka. Visit his site to see examples of his stunning and beautiful street art!
HELP US MAKE IT HAPPEN!
To complete the mural we need to raise funds. Our project gained the interest and support of Poland’s government institutions. We need Austin’s community to support it too.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Here is a list of the wonderful sponsors of this project. Please join in!
Mrs. Elizabeth O’Sullivan