Tauni De Lesseps
(1920 - 2001)
Tauni De Lesseps was active/lived in New York / France. Tauni De Lesseps is known for active figure sculpture.
Biography Tauni De Lesseps
Countess de Lesseps was the granddaughter of Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, the Frenchman who built the Suez Canal and initiated the French effort to build the Panama Canal that was finished by the United States. Countess de Lesseps attended the 1999 ceremonies when the U.S. turned the canal over to Panama.
Born in Paris, she was the daughter of the much decorated French aviator and war hero, Jacques de Lesseps. She kept the de Lesseps name after becoming a United States citizen and several marriages. Her Connecticut neighbor, German G. Glidden, founder of the National Art Museum of Sport, painted her portrait with a red fan which hangs in his former studio in Norwalk, Conn. She served as a NAMOS trustee.
As a sculptor and painte
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