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Tamara de Lempicka – Deco and Decadence : A Talk By Marian Webb

“I live my life on the edge of Society, and the rules of the average society do not apply to the outsider”. (1930s)

Tamara de Lempicka, the refugee from the Bolshevik Russia studied art and worked day and night.  She became a well-known portrait painter with a distinctive Art Deco manner.  Quintessentially French Deco was the part of an exotic, sexy and glamourous Paris that epitomised Tamara’s living and painting style.

Between the wars she painted portraits of writers, entertainers, artists, scientists, industrialists and many of Eastern Europe’s exiled nobility.

At the threat of a second World War she left Paris for America.  She went to Hollywood to become the favourite artist of the Hollywood stars – “The Baroness with the Brush”.

Arundel Museum

Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

By Car
Arundel is located midway between Chichester and Worthing on the A27.
Postcode for satnav: BN18 9PA

By Rail
Direct train service from London Victoria and intermediate stations, including Gatwick Airport. Trains also from Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Chichester and Portsmouth (some journeys involve a change of train). Details from National Rail Enquiries: telephone +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit The Museum is a 10 minute walk or a short taxi ride from Arundel station.

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