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Challenges Faced by Women in Art Academies

6 days ago   |   By Gurney Journey

There are quite a few photos of female art students in 19th century academic ateliers.
Female art students at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden So women had it good, right? But according to academic teacher Sadie Valeri , circumstances for women weren't as ideal as they appear:
"Women were not allowed into the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris until 1898. Until the very late 1800's, women were not able to become professional artists. They could paint as a hobby, but they could not accept money for commissions or sell work. Until the very late 1800's women could not...
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