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Early Days:


Sarah Ilinitchna Stern (Sonia Delaunay) was born in Gradizhske (now in Poltava Oblast) in the Ukraine. At a young age she moved to St. Petersburg, where she was cared for by her mother's brother, Henri Terk. Henri, a successful and affluent Jewish lawyer, and his wife Anna wanted to adopt her but her mother would not allow it. Finally in 1890 she was adopted by the Terkse. She assumed the name Sonia Terk and received a privileged upbringing with the Terks; they spent their summers in Finland and traveled widely in Europe introducing Sonia to art museums and galleries.

Sonia Delaunay Terk


Personal Details


Sonia Delaunay

Place of birth

Gradizhske (now in Poltava Oblast), Ukraine

Date of Birth

November 14, 1885

Date of Death

December 5, 1979






   Works Of Sonia Delaunay:

Work done by Sonia Delaunay Terk

Work done by Sonia Delunay Terk