Artists, Sculptors, Who was/is

Who was Anne Seymour-Damer?

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?

Art, Artists, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Marie-Geneviève Bouliard was a French artist famous for her portraits. She was a pupil of artists such as Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  Her production was intense during the revolutionary period, this is evident in the catalogues of the Salons from the year 1791 to 1817. Self-portrait, 1792 (Norton Simon Museum) According to the art… Continue reading On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Art, Art History, Artists, Who was/is

Who was Josephine Nivison

Josephine Verstille Nivison was an American painter better known as Jo Hopper since she was the wife (and muse) of the painter Edward Hopper, they got married in 1924. Her father was Eldorado Nivison, a pianist and music teacher, and her mother was Mary Ann Nivison (née McGrath). Later in her life she would say… Continue reading Who was Josephine Nivison

women of history

Female slaves in Art

Since ancient times that we can find representations of slavery in European art. Even though most of people think that only existed black slaves or from Africa, and it is true that they’re the great majority, in art we can find depictions of slaves of very different ethnicity and origins. A Turkish slave by Parmigianino,… Continue reading Female slaves in Art

Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker born in Pennsylvania, however she lived in France many years. There she befriended artists as Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionist group. The French art critic Gustave Geffroy told in 1894 that Cassatt was one of les trois grandes dames of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and… Continue reading On this day… was born Mary Cassatt