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Diane Tuckman was born in Egypt, escaped to France in 1948, and then came to the United States. Diane came to America in 1959In 1978, Diane launched Ivy Imports to import silk painting products to the U.S. In addition to co-founding Silk Painters International, with Jan Janas, she teaches and exhibits her work, showcasing her experimentation with color and texture. With Jan Janas, she co-authored four books on painting on silk.

Diane paints on silk, she is a photographer and prints her photographs on silk. When she paints on various silks, the texture of the silk dictates the techniques to be used.
She transforms the silk into wall art, framed or unframed, wearables, yardage for fashion and home décor.