The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald

November 20, 2014 3:27 AM

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Zelda Fitzgerald is, still, best known as the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. True, Zelda was an inspiration for heroines and dialogue in his stories, and half of the golden couple of what Scott dubbed "The Jazz Age," but she was also an accomplished writer, and artist. Some stories Zelda wrote with her husband -- and some, like the recently rediscovered The Iceberg (1918), she composed when she was still Zelda Sayre, a teenager in Montgomery, Alabama. Her only completed novel, the autobiographical Save Me The Waltz, was published in 1932.

Zelda began early in her life to make fanciful sketches that took on form, flourish and finesse after her daughter Scottie was born. She made paper dolls for Scottie, and, later, watercolors and paintings and plates. She covered lampshades with colorful carousels and fabulous, circular circusy scene...

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