Born: January 14, 1841 (Bourges, France)
Died: March 2, 1895 (Paris, France)
Famous For/Known For:
French Inpressionist Painter
A Little About Berthe Morisot:
Born to a father who was a high government official. Her grandfather was Jean-Honoré Fragonard,a famous Rococo painter.
Morisot and her sister Edma both took an interest in painting. Since women could not join art institutions the sisters displayed their artistic talent in art circles where their work was well respected.
The late 1850’s found the sisters traveling to Paris to study with Joseph Guichard and Jean-Baptist Camille Corot.
From 1864 to 1874 Morisot exhibited her work at the famed art show, the Salon.
In 1874 she displayed a few of her paintings at the First Impressionist Exhibition such as The Cradle, Hide and Seek and Reading.
Morisot painted a variety of different subjects and worked with drawings, pastels, oils and watercolors.
In 1892 she displayed her work at her first solo exhibition.
In 1894 the French government purchased Young Woman in a Ball Gown, an oil painting by Morisot.
Morisot never achieved commercial success although she sold more paintings than some of her associates such as Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Berthe Morisot died of pneumonia at the age of 54.
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