Anne Seymour-Damer was an English artist, whose personality was influenced by the Enlightenment movement, she was an author, traveller, theatrical producer and actress, but she is best known for being an acclaimed sculptress. Anne Seymour-Damer by Joshua Reynolds, 1773 - Yale Center for British Art (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Seymour-Damer was born in an aristocratic… Continue reading Who was Anne Seymour-Damer?
British botanist Anna Atkins is considered one of the first women to create photography and the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographies. She received an unuasual scientific education for a woman of her time. Her father and her husband were friends of William Henry Fox Talbot (scientist, inventor and a photography pioneer).… Continue reading Photography pioneer