Fine Line Beauty. Tamara De Lempicka



ABOUT Tamara De Lempicka
(aka Maria Gorska) [b. May 16, 1898 – d. March 18, 1980]

“The play of light carves a fine line of beauty reaching inside – shining out.” –pj

“When someone mentions the Roaring Twenties, it conjures up the Jazz Age, flappers, Prohibition, the Charleston, gangsters, The Great Gatsby, Mary Pickford, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Designers and architects also remember the 20’s for the Chrysler Building, the luxury liner Normandie, and the interior of Radio City Music Hall, all outstanding examples of the decorative arts style called Art Deco.


To many designers of jewelry, furniture, clothes, fabrics, and ceramics, Art Deco of the 20’s with its geometric motifs and bright, bold colors represents the best and purest forms of that decorative art period.

Art Deco, a classical, symmetrical, rectilinear style that reached its high point between 1925-1935, drew its inspiration from such serious art movements as Cubism, Futurism, and the influence of the Bauhaus. In Paris, it was a dominant art form of the 1920-1930 period.
Of all the artists pursuing the style “Arts Decoratifs”, one of the most memorable was Tamara De Lempicka. ” –CM


“Born in Warsaw in 1898, Tamara de Lempicka is one of the most well known artists of the Deco era. She emigrated to Russia and in 1916 married an attorney, Tadeusz Lempicka in St. Petersburg at the age of sixteen. In 1917, during the Russian revolution Tadeusz was arrested by the Bolsheviks but managed to get released with Tamara’s aide, immediately the couple fled to Paris.


In Paris Tamara took up painting, enrolling at the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere. She proved to be a prolific painter, primarily portraits, as a result of her simple style. Also in Paris she divorced her attorney husband, marrying Baron Raoul Kaffner in 1933. Raoul and Tamara moved to America the same year under the treat of World War II, traveling to Hollywood and New York, eventually settling in Mexico. While in the States her paintings were exhibited in several galleries including The Paul Reinhart Gallery, Julian Levy’s, Milwaukee Institute of Art & the Courvoisier Galleries.


Her personal style in her painting with a distinctly characteristic and bold design quickly matured. Her style has been termed “soft cubism” or “synthetic cubism” and typified the composed yet sultry side of the then fashionable Art Deco movement In Tamara’s opinion, Picasso “embodied the novelty of destruction”. She believed that several of the Impressionists drew poorly and applied “dirty” colors. She decided that the de Lempicka method would be fresh, clear, accurate, and above all elegant.


In her later years the volume of Tamara’s work was decreasing and by 1960 she had changed to abstract, applying her paints with a spatula. Raoul died in 1962, by which time Tamara had fairly stopped her work all together. Tamara died in Mexico in 1980 in her sleep.” — sd


Roger Duvoisin – Boundless


ABOUT Roger Duvoisin [b.1904 – d.1980]

Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1904 and came to the U.S.A. in 1925. Among his more than 40 children’s books, he is best known for those featuring Veronica, the conspicuous hippopotamus, and Petunia, the silly goose. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1947 for White Snow, Bright Snow and a Caldecott Honor in 1966. He died in 1980.


MORE ABOUT Roger Duvoisin
“Roger Duvoisin, whose career in children’s book illustration would span two-thirds of his lifetime, was born in Geneva, Switzerland to a French-Swiss family with a practical interest in the arts. Young Roger developed a talent for music, but his father, an architect, steered him into art and design training in Geneva.


There he worked for a time designing and painting murals, theatrical scenery, and posters. Design work soon took him to France, where after some experience in ceramic production, he entered the world of high-fashion textile design. In this fast-moving world, the visual concepts of modern art were being rapidly assimilated by the dynamic fashion industry and adopted by industrial entrepreneurs who eagerly scouted trend-setting Paris for new talent.


At age twenty-one, he was hired by H. R. Mallinson & Co., an American producer of fashion silk goods whose advertising slogan was “Dare to be Different.” Roger and his wife Louise Fatio emigrated from France to the United States in November 1925.

Four years later, the Great Depression ended the booming production of new silk fabric designs and Duvoisin’s firm eventually went bankrupt. Inspired by the paintings of his young son, Duvoisin turned to writing and illustrating children’s books. In this new field, his talent, originality, and a natural gift for storytelling were soon noticed. He was introduced to Charles Scribner, founder of the publishing company with his name, who published a little boy was drawing, Duvoisin’s first book, in 1932. This unedited first effort made little commercial impact, but his second book, donkey-donkey, the troubles of a silly little donkey, first published by Whitman Company, achieved a popularity that endured though four editions over several decades, with over a million copies in print.


The Duvoisins moved to a farm in Gladstone, New Jersey, where they could enjoy country life surrounded by animals they loved, yet still be near New York, the heart of the American publishing and art world. Duvoisin wrote and illustrated several series of books featuring animal characters he created: Petunia the foolish goose, Veronica the hippo, Crocus the crocodile, Jasmine the cow, and more.

His virtuoso technique with line and color separations made by hand became legendary in the field. Duvoisin illustrated a series of stories about the Happy Lion, written by his wife Louise Fatio Duvoisin, as well as the works of many other contemporary and classic writers. He had a particularly fruitful collaboration with Alvin Tresselt, developing lyrical, expressive images that complemented the varied moods of Tresselt’s prose poems.

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Snowy and Woody

Duvoisin won the prestigious CALDECOTT AWARD for White Snow Bright Snow, written by Alvin Tresselt, in 1948, and the CALDECOTT HONOR AWARD for Hide and Seek Fog, also by Tresselt, in 1966. Duvoisin continued to experiment artistically, exploring the medium of collage during the nineteen-sixties with the same robust enthusiasm he had shown for the bold designs of the twenties.


Many who may not have experienced Roger Duvoisin’s children’s book illustrations are likely to have enjoyed his numerous New Yorker magazine covers or the cards he designed for UNICEF. Duvoisin’s work received many marks of public recognition from such diverse institutions as the International Board on Books for Young People, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the University of Minnesota, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the New York Academy of Sciences. Long after his death, his illustrations continue to be included in exhibitions of outstanding art for children’s literature.


In her introduction to a catalogue of a retrospective exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Roger Duvoisin: The Art of Children’s Books, Dr. Ellin Greene emphasized that Duvoisin understood and appreciated the child’s viewpoint as few adults do. It may well be that this rare quality, even more than his wit, warmth, humor, and artistic brilliance, shaped his unique contribution to American children’s book illustration.” — Rutgers University

INARCO – Retro Cool

Inarco3Christmas Dress Bloomer Girl Figurines NARCO 1963


“The Inarco Company known as International Art Ware Corporation started in Cleveland Ohio, and was founded by Irwin Garber in 1960. The company began with the name International Art ware Corporation, better known as INARCO.



A designer by trade, Garber had a penchant for the artistic side of figurines; indeed, his own wife, Roselle, is believed to have been a model for a number of the company’s head vases – presently a consistently popular collectible (2018).


Inarco E3663 Teen Lady Head Vase Circa early 1960s


60s Porcelain Demitasse Child’s Tea Cup & Saucer Baby Chicks INARCO Japan E-895

In its beginnings, the company imported ceramic and glass floral containers and giftware. In 1986, INARCO moved to Jacksonville, Florida, after it was purchased by Japanese giftware distributor, NAPCO.” –AI


Prancing Pony Pulling a Cart; INARCO 1968

Integrity Team Spotlight


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UCAGCO – Hand Painted Wonderful



“UCAGCO actually means United China and Glass Company. Its offices were based in New Orleans and New York. Ucagco was primarily a distributor of dinnerware and glassware. They were the distributor of many Japanese china patterns during the early 1950’s.


United China & Glass Co. Inc., better known as UCAGCO, dating back to 1850. Founded by Abe Mayer and originally called Abe Mayer & Co., the importer did business throughout the Southeast U.S. as well as Central and South America.



It wasn’t until the 30s that the company took on the official trademark of UCAGCO and began expanding overseas. In fact, after the war, the company’s agent in Japan, S.A. Stolaroff signed the very first contract allowing imports from Japan.



A talented ceramic designer himself, Stolaroff worked alongside many Japanese potteries to lead the company’s line of ceramics. In 1956, UCAGCO was sold to Sammons Enterprises and in 1962, Stolaroff, who had become the company’s president, retired. ”





Ucagco Barefoot Boy Fishing Figurine
at TheLogChateau on etsy

Bubbles make me happy


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