Art Brokerage: Sonia Delaunay Ukrainian Artist: B. 1885-1979. Born in the Ukraine as Sonia Terk Stern and raised in St. Petersburg, Sonia Delaunay studied in Germany before attending the Academie de la Palette in Paris. She had a brief marriage to art critic, Wilhelm Uhde, simply to remain in France. However, in 1910 she met husband Robert Delaunay and founded the Orphism movement. The couple also designed ballet sets for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Sonia Delaunay was also interested in Art Deco textile designing.