Morisot, Berthe (1841-1895) by Scholes, Robert

Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895) She has been called though Mary Cassatt might contest that title. Born into a family of wealth and culture, the granddaughter of Fragonard, Morisot received the conventional lessons in drawing and painting. She went firmly against convention, however, in the artistic path she chose to follow. Having studied for a time under , she later began her long friendship with Edouard Manet, who became her brother-in-law in 1874, when she married his brother Eugene. She encouraged Edouard to lighten his palette and become more impressionistic, and she herself regularly exhibited with the Impressionists. The First Lady of Impressionism, Corot

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