Sonia Delaunay-Terk (1885 – 1979) broke the barriers between male and female artists, and redefined the scope and nature of art. Pioneering new artistic ground by co-founding Orphism with her husband Robert, Delaunay-Terk softened Cubism with lyrical color and realistic elements. She rejected art’s rigid framework by infusing her work with dazzling hues and powerful, repetitive patterns. Delaunay-Terk recast fashion and household items as important artworks, creating interior décor and bright, geometric apparel, often collaborating with high-fashion designer, Coco Chanel. The recipient of numerous awards, Delaunay-Terk was the first living female artist to exhibit at the Louvre.