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Ukraine 1885 - 1979
Sonia Terk was born in Russia in 1885
She came to Paris in 1906 after studying at St.Petersburg and Karlsruhe in Germany .
Painter, illustrator, and textile designer who was a pioneer of abstract art in the years before World War I.
In 1909 she married the critic Wilhelm Uhde (a friend off Picasso's), but divorced him to marry, in the next year, the painter Robert Delaunay. She was the wife and collaborator of the French painter, with him she founded the Orphism movement and they did many of the set and costume designs for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe.
together they pioneered the Modernist Movement and explored color theory.
Parallel to her career as an abstract artist she also had an important influence on textile design internationally. She was awarded many prizes and her work is in most important public galleries.
Born in the Ukraine as Sonia Terk, she grew up in St. Petersburg, studied drawing in Karlsruhe, and then moved to Paris, where she was influenced by the Post-Impressionists and the Fauvists. She married Robert Delaunay in 1910, by which time she was painting in the style known as orphism, which involve ...
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