Women artists during the French revolution and later


Rococo painter Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun (1755-1842) was from the French nobility, and painted at the court of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.

In 1789, when the French revolution started, she fled France.

Neo-classicist Constance Marie Mayer-Lamartinière (1775-1821), according to Peter Huijs, page 21:

had both a personal and artistic relationship to famous artist Pierre-Paul Prud’hon.

At many of the paintings signed by him, she worked intensely.

When she came to the conclusion that Pierre-Paul had different plans and would never marry her, not even in the case that his mentally ill wife would die, she cut her throat with his razor.

The Peter Huijs article continues with nineteenth century English artists Emily Childers and Spartali Stillman.

Then, from the twentieth century: Russian Tamara de Lempicka.

See on ‘flapper’ women of the 1920s: here.

And Mexican Frida Kahlo (see also here).

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