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Sonia Delaunay Prints for Sale

Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was a multi-disciplinary abstract artist and key figure in the Parisian avant-garde. Her work extends to painting, printmaking, textile design and stage set design

Sonia Delaunay, also known as Sonia Delaunay-Terk was born into a Ukrainian Jewish family but at the age of seven she went to live with her comparatively wealthy uncle, Henri Terk and his wife, Anna, in St Petersburg, Russia. The Terks offered her a privileged and cultured upbringing in St Petersburg. At the age of 20, she enrolled at the Académie de la Palette in Montparnasse. She continued to study, work, and live in Paris for the rest of her life

In 1910 she married the artist, Robert Delaunay, together they co-founded the Orphism art movement, a new form of cubism, noted for its use of strong colours, geometric shapes and a feeling of rhythm. Sonia Delaunay also pioneered the movement Simultanism which explored the interaction between colours to create a sense of depth and movement

In 1924 she opened a fashion studio together with Jacques Heim where she developed her wide-ranging talents in the design of theatrical costume, set design, interiors, textiles, book covers, and fashion, remaining active in these areas for over half a century.

Delaunay had a major retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Bielefeld in 1958 and was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964. She has also had her work shown at Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée National d’Art Moderne and Tate Modern


Sonia Delaunay