The Union of Women Painters and Sculptors was founded in 1881 in Paris with the aim to promote the work of the female artists. It was founded by the sculptor and educator Hélène Bertaux (Mme. Leon Bertaux) and had as many as 450 members at its peak. The Union existed until 1994 (date of the… Continue reading What was L’Union des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs in Paris?
Jeanne Hébuterne, French painter of the later 19th and early 20th centuries, her works are considered as expressionists. However, in the History of Art, Hébuterne is part of the group of women artists who is only remembered as the wife, lover, or muse of someone. Jeanne Hébuterne She was the second child to Achille Casimir… Continue reading Who was Jeanne Hébuterne?
Hi everyone, let’s start this 2020 remembering the African American slave and folk artist Harriet Powers. She is famous for being a quilt maker who used traditional appliqué (ornamental needlework) techniques to record local legends, biblical stories or astronomical events on her quilts. Harriet Powers in 1901 (Photo credit: Wikimedia commons) Unfortunately, only two of… Continue reading On this day… died Harriet Powers
Marie-Guillemine Benoist was a French neoclassical painter of the 18th century who started her artistic training under Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. She was also a pupil of the renowned painter Jacques-Louis David’s atelier five years later with her sister Marie-Élisabeth Laville-Leroux. L'artiste, copiant le Bélisaire et l'enfant à mi-corps de David by Marie-Guillemine Benoist, 1790… Continue reading On this day… was born Marie-Guillemine Benoist
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?