Robert Delaunay: 1885 – 1941, was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, is best known for introducing vibrant color into Cubism, setting a trend later known as Orphism. The Orphism art movement, is noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes. Delaunay was an important figure in 20th century art, Delaunay is often overshadowed by his contemporaries such as Picasso, Matisse and Barque. Delaunay and his wife, Sonia Terk Delaunay, worked on a large, impressive abstract mural together for the Paris Exposition in 1937. After his death in 1941 she continued to work prodigiously, designing books, tapestries, and fabrics, as well as interior decors and murals. Her work, as an extension of her husband's theories and early discoveries, helped to establish his reputation as a significant painter of the 20th century.