Sonia Delaunay

Biography



1885
Was born November 14, 1885 in Gradizhsk, near Odessa, Ukraine

1903
Two-year studies in drawing in Karlsruhe

1906
Residence in Paris; engagement with works by Paul Gaugin and Vincent van Gogh

1908
Marriage with the gallery owner Wilhelm Uhde

1910
Divorce from Uhde and marriage with Robert Delaunay

1915
First large, figurative compositions

1937
Large-format composition for the Paris International Exposition

1938
Opening of the “Salon Réalités Nouvelles” in conjunction with her husband

1941
Robert Delaunay passed away in Montpellier as a result of a cancerous disease

1959
Solo exhibition at the Musée de Lyon to pay tribute to Sonia and Robert Delaunay’s art works

1967
Retrospective at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris

1975
Was awarded with the French Order of the Legion of Honor

1976
Donated her entire graphical oeuvre to the Centre Pompidou

1979
Sonja Delaunay-Terk died December 5, 1979 in Paris