Higgonet, Anne Berthe Morisot

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Berthe Morisot

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9780002153690: Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot is the best known of the women Impressionists. This biography describes her double life: the conventional life of sister, daughter, wife and mother; and the successful prolific painter. It draws on journals and letters, many of which have not been published before. The author gives a detailed portrait of France and the French art world at the turn of the century, as well as a compelling study of the life of a woman who managed a successful professional life in an avant-garde milieu without sacrificing the demanding conventions of 19th-century family life.

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"A memorable portrait of an admirable woman, as elegantly simple and light in touch as a Manet, or a Morisot."--"Entertainment Weekly

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Anne Higonnet is Associate Professor of Art History at Wellesley College and the author of Berthe Morisot's Images of Women (1992).

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