Self Portrait, 1793.

Self Portrait, 1793.

Lady Reading, 1795-1800.
I can’t imagine working on a painting for five years.

Lady Reading, 1795-1800.

I can’t imagine working on a painting for five years.

The Piano Lesson, 1785-87.

The Piano Lesson, 1785-87.

Two Ladies in an Interior Reading a Letter, 1804.

Two Ladies in an Interior Reading a Letter, 1804.

This week’s female artist is Marguerite Gerard. Not a whole lot is know about her, unfortunately. We know that she was born Grasse, France on January 28, 1761 and died in Paris on May 18, 1837. She was the aunt of the artist Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard and she actually studied under him in the mid-1770s. He taught her painting, drawing, and printmaking.
La Duchesse Abrantes et le General Juno, 1800.

This week’s female artist is Marguerite Gerard. Not a whole lot is know about her, unfortunately. We know that she was born Grasse, France on January 28, 1761 and died in Paris on May 18, 1837. She was the aunt of the artist Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard and she actually studied under him in the mid-1770s. He taught her painting, drawing, and printmaking.

La Duchesse Abrantes et le General Juno, 1800.