Monday, June 27, 2016

Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art

Zelda Fitzgerald née Sayre was “the first American flapper”, a socialite, novelist and wife of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Their relationship was one of the most turbulent in literary history. What you may not know is that Zelda was also an exceptionally gifted artist.

Times Square

Lobster Quadrille

Central Park

The Circus

Her paintings place her among history’s famous writers with little-known talents in the visual arts, including Tolkien’s drawings, Sylvia Plath’s sketches, William Faulkner’s Jazz Age illustrations, and Flannery O’Connor’s cartoons.

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