Left: Tamara de Lempicka – Young Lady with Gloves, 1930 / Right: Tamara de Lempicka – Woman with Dove, 1931
Tamara Łempicka, commonly known as Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”. Influenced by Cubism, Lempicka became the leading representative of the Art Deco style across two continents, a favorite artist of many Hollywood stars, referred to as ‘the baroness with a brush’.
Erté – Symphony in Black.
Romain de Tirtoff (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor.
René Lalique – Spirit of the Wind, 1930.
René Jules Lalique (6 April 1860, Ay, Marne – 1 May 1945, Paris) was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments.
Le Corbusier – Le Esprit Nouveau Pavilion, Decorative and Industrial Arts Expo, 1925.
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier; October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.
Jean Dunand & Jean Goulden – Lacquered cabinet, 1921.
Jean Dunand (1877–1942) was a French lacquer, sculptor, dinandier (copper manufacturer) and interior designer. He is considered the greatest lacquer artist of the Art Deco period.
Léon Bakst – Scheherazade set design, 1910.
Léon Bakst (27 January (8 February) 1866 – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter and scene and costume designer. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes.
Left: Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann / Right: Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann – Cabinet.
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (28 August 1879 – 15 November 1933), his first names often seen reversed as Jacques-Émile, was a renowned French designer of furniture and interiors, epitomising for many the glamour of the French Art Deco style of the 1920s.
Left: Sonia Delaunay – Beachwear, 1927 / Right: Sonia Delaunay – Costume design for Le P’tit Parigot directed by René Le Somptier, 1926.
Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a Ukrainian-born French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris and, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes.
Jean Després – Jewelry works.
Jean Despres (1903–1988) was a perfume industry businessman, known for his work with Coty, Inc.