Elegant, seductive women peer alluringly from the works of Tamara de Lempicka, who is the most famous painter of the Art Deco period. Born in Poland, de Lempicka (1898 – 1980) lived in Russia, fleeing to Paris during the Bolshevik Revolution. There, she became a prolific artist, producing immaculately structured work in her distinctive, bold, cool style of Soft Cubism, which implemented artistic elements designed to arouse overwhelming desire. De Lempicka also participated in the bohemian lifestyle she painted, engaging in numerous scandalous affairs. In 1960, she changed her style to abstract art and created works with a spatula.