madam le brun,
court painter to Marie Antoinette
Michael Yonan, Associate Professor Eighteenth and
Nineteenth Century Art,
Department of Art History and Archaeology,
University of Missouri-Columbia
Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm
Grigg Gallery at the Saint Louis Art Museum
In celebration of Women's History Month, join us to explore the fascinating life and work of one of the most important woman artists of the 18th century. The daughter of a painter and a hairdresser, Elisabeth-Louise Vigee Le Brun (1755-1842) began painting professionally while in her early teens. As a young wife and mother, she became a favorite artist for the French nobility and for the queen, Marie Antoinette. Throughout Le Brun's long and accomplished career, she received accolades, prestigious commissions, and honors from the leading art academies of the day.
This program is made possible by the Mary Strauss Women in the Arts
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