0006) SONIA DELAUNAY: A MODERN LANGUAGE OF COLOR
 

Sonia Delaunay was an avant-garde artist who spent her life experimenting with the language of color and abstraction. She developed a varied practice, giving equal weight to design and fine art. While remaining faithful to abstract painting, she created innovative designs in typography and textile prints. She crafted handmade garments and ready-to-wear fashion and designed costumes for theater, ballet, and film. She also created tapestries and mosaics as well as cutting edge interior designs. Born Sara Stern in a Ukrainian shtetl in 1885, she became a crucial presence in the artistic and intellectual Zeitgeist of 20th Century Paris. JANET MANDEL is an award-winning art history educator.