Kuffner/Lempicka

KUFFNER, Lily/Louisianne (Visa # 1396 – age 15)
LEMPICKA, Maria/Kizette de (Visa # 1395 – age 23)

The above visas were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 12, 1940.

Maria LEMPICKA, known as Kizette, was the daughter of the artist Tamara de LEMPICKA and was the subject of many of her paintings. Lily KUFFNER was the artist’s stepdaughter and was painted by her as well. KUFFNER and LEMPICKA crossed into Portugal. They sailed from Lisbon to New York on the Nea Hellas in July 1940, rejoining their parents.

Portrait of Kizette de LEMPICKA

Portrait of Kizette de LEMPICKA
painted by Tamara de LEMPICKA

Portrait of Lily KUFFNER

Portrait of Lily KUFFNER
painted by Tamara de LEMPICKA