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Berthe Morisot. Born January 14, 1841

Posted On: Mar 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Chez Namaste Nancy

Berthe Morisot. Born January 14, 1841

Berthe Morisot,. French Painter who exhibited with the Impressionists, and participated in their battle for artistic recognition. In spite of her gender, she became a leading figure of the most famous artistic movement of the 19th century. Because of her gender, she could not attend the almost obligatory drawing classes which featured nudes so she focused on paintings of domestic life, landscapes and her daughter, Julie.
The daughter of a high government official (and a granddaughter of the important Rococo painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard ), Morisot decided early to be an artist and pursued her goal with seriousness and dedication. From 1862 to 1868 she worked under the guidance of Camille Corot. She first exhibited paintings at the Salon in 1864. Her work was exhibited there regularly through 1874, when she vowed never to show her paintings in the officially sanctioned forum again. In 1868 she met Édouard Manet , who was to exert a tremendous influence over...

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