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The Delaunays: Propeller

While Sonia Delaunay is recognized most often for her contributions to textile and fashion design, her career began and ended with painting. After diverging from painting to focus on textiles, she made a big return when her and her husband, Robert Delaunay, were requested to complete murals for the International Exposition in Paris is 1937.…

“Queen of Loud, Wearable Art”

Sonia Delaunay‚Äôs fashion career came at a time when women were transitioning from a more modest, restrictive style to being able to wear less and show more. With women having to enter the workforce in World War I came changes not only in apparel but also in mentality. They arose as women who wanted the…

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was originally born under the name Sarah Stern on November 14, 1885 in Odessa, Ukraine. She was one of three children in an underprivileged family, so her mother chose to send her to live with her affluent Jewish uncle in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her uncle, Henri Turk, was a well-known lawyer that could…