In 1898, Anna Klumpke painted a portrait of the French artist Rosa Bonheur. The partnership that followed shaped both their artistic legacies.
Victorian-era American girls loved the porcelain-faced version of Bonheur, which by the 1860s was a hit.
First published in ARTnews in 1971, Nochlin’s essay is considered to be one of the first major works of feminist art history.
Dik F. Liu is a Williamsburg-based artist who has compiled a fascinating list on his Facebook profile page of what he has termed the “Not as Famous – Lesser known relatives of well-known artists.” He has allowed us to publish a number of the gems he’s found. Love triangles, same-sex spouses, illegitimate children, there’s a lot of juicy stuff here.