Born January 14, 1841, Bourges, France

Died March 2, 1895, Paris, France

 Self Portrait, 1885

  • Central gure in the French Impressionist movement; worked mainly in oil, watercolor and pastel

  • Because of social restrictions, and like other female artists at the time, painted mainly domestic scenes and subjects

  • First exhibited at the important Salon de Paris in 1864, to favorable reviews; was included regularly in Salon exhibitions

  • In 1874, started exhibiting with the Impression- ists; in an 1880 exhibition was judged to be among the best

  • in 2013 became the highest valued female artist with the sale of her painting After Luncheon

 After Luncheon, 1881

 The Cradle, 1872