Sonia DELAUNAY 1885 — 1979
Соня ДЕЛОНЕ • Соня ДЕЛОНЕ
Sonia Delaunay (Delonay-Terk, born Sara Elievna Stern) was born in Gradizhsk, Poltava region (or in Odessa region), Ukraine in 1885. Painter, graphic artist, designer. In 1905 she settled in Paris where she studied at the La Palette Academy. In 1910 she married Robert Delaunay. In 1912-1913 together with her husband she developed theories of Simultanism and Orphism, a movement based in Cubism but determined to bring new lyricism and color to cubism. From the beginning of World War I lived in Madrid and returned to Paris in 1920. Was a member of the group “Through” (Cherez). In 1920s became involved in design of fabrics and opened fashion house and store in Paris. In 1939 together with her husband founded the Salon of the New Realities in the gallery J. Charpentier. Lived outside of Paris in 1941-1945. Upon her return to Paris in 1945 exhibited at abstract exhibition “Art Concret”. Sonia Delaunay held exhibitions in many European cities between 1950s and 1970s. She died in Paris in 1979.