Niki de Saint Phalle Printable Arts Coloring Pages

Niki de Saint Phalle is a sculptor, painter, and filmmaker, she is a legendary figure of French women are known as quite fenonemal artists of her time. She was born on October 29, 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Her father was Count André-Marie Fal de Saint Phalle (1906-1967), a French banker, her mother was an American, Jeanne Jacqueline Harper (1908-1980).

After experiencing financial difficulties during the Great Depression (the economic depression of the severe worldwide in the decades before World War II), the family moved from France to the United States in 1933, where her father worked as a bank manager of the American branch of the family-owned Saint Phalle.

At the age of 18 years, Saint Phalle eloped with author Harry Mathews, who had known her since the age of twelve, and moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts. While her husband studied music at Harvard University, Saint Phalle began to paint, experimenting with different media and styles. Their first child, Laura, was born in April 1951.

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Saint Phalle rejected the conservative family values, which dictated domestic positions for wives and rules of behavior. The poet John Ashbery recalled that artistic ability Saint Phalle rejected by members of his extended family.

However, after a young married and became a mother, she found herself living the same bourgeois lifestyle, a lifestyle that he tried to resist.

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Niki de Saint Phalle moved to Deia, Majorca, Spain, where her son, Philip, was born in May of 1955. In Spain, Saint Phalle read the works of Proust and visited Madrid and Barcelona, ​​where she became influenced by the work of Antoni Gaudí.

The influence of Gaudí opened Saint Phalle thought unimaginable, especially with regard to the use of unusual materials and objects-trouvés as structural elements in sculpture and architecture.

Saint Phalle continued to paint, especially after she and her family moved to Paris in the mid-1950s. When in Paris, Saint Phalle was introduced to the American painter Hugh Weiss, who became a friend and mentor as well. Hugh Weiss encouraged her to continue to paint in her own style.

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Her first art exhibition was held in 1956 in Switzerland, where she displays a naive style oil painting. She then took the collage work that often shows pictures of instruments such as guns and knives.

Inspired by her friend pregnancy Clarice, wife of American artist Larry Rivers, she began to use the artwork that considers the archetype of the female figure in relation to her thoughts on the position of women in society.

Artistic expression of the proverbial ordinary woman named 'Nanas'. The first of these independent posing, shape, made of papier-mache, yarn, and fabric-SOLAS exhibited at the Alexander Gallery in Paris in September 1965.

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In 1994 Niki de Saint Phalle moved to California. On 17 November 2000 she became an honorary citizen of Hannover, Germany, and donated 300 pieces of her artwork to the Sprengel Museum.

In 2001, she contributed another 170 of her works to the Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain of Nice. Niki de Saint Phalle died in California on May 21, 2002 because of emphysema (lung sac gradually destroyed).

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