elegant portraits

by Ellis Avery

The painter Tamara de Lempicka‚Äôs coolly elegant portraits have become synonymous with the suave Art Deco style of 1920s Jazz-era Paris. In her sophomore novel, American writer Ellis Avery (The Teahouse Fire) gives us de Lempicka in her heyday from the perspective of the model for one of her best-known paintings, Beautiful Rafaela. Read more…