Category Archives: Female painters

Gerda Gottlieb and Einar Wegener

The artist I am looking at today was unknown to me.  The more I read about her the more I realise I should have been aware of her especially after the recent publicity.  Howeve,r so that I am not cast … Continue reading

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Alice Neel. Part 6. The latter years

Alice Neel had been receiving money for her involvement with the Works Project Administration (WPA).  The WPA was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people, mostly unskilled men, to carry out public works … Continue reading

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Alice Neel. Part 3 – The men in her life – Kenneth Doolittle, John Rothschild and Joe Gould

Alice Neel was finally released from hospital in September 1931, almost thirteen months after her initial breakdown.  Once discharged from hospital she reacquainted herself with her friend Nadia Olyanova and her Norwegian Merchant Marine husband, Egil Hoye, who were now … Continue reading

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Natalia Goncharova and Rayonism

In my blog today I want to look at the life of the avant-garde Russian painter, stage designer and printmaker, Natal’ya (Sergeevna) Goncharova.   Natalia was born in Russia on her father’s estate in the Tula governate in June 1881.  She … Continue reading

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Maria Luise Katharina Breslau

In my recent blogs looking at the life of Marie Bashkirtseff, I talked about the time she spent studying art at the Académie Julian in Paris and her rivalry with her fellow artist Louise Breslau.  Despite the wealthy lifestyle of … Continue reading

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Marie Bashkirtseff. Part 2 her later life and diaries

In my previous blog I concentrated on the portraiture of Marie Bashkirtseff but she will probably be remembered best for other genres One painting by Marie Bashkirtseff which came about during her time at the Académie Julian was one commissioned … Continue reading

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Marie Bashkirtseff. Part 1 The portraitist and feminist

I had been researching the life of Jules Bastien-Lepage for a future blog when I came across the fascinating story of a Ukranian lady, a friend of his, who during her very short life excelled as a painter, a sculptor … Continue reading

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