Shortly after reaching a pinnacle in 1908, problem pictures fell from popularity. Then came the First World War, from which they never recovered.
Tony Robert-Fleury’s pupils included Lovis Corinth, Cecilia Beaux, Lydia Field Emmet, Marie Bashkirtseff, George Clausen, Édouard Vuillard, and Ker-Xavier Roussel.
From success to success, she painted the President’s family, and France’s elder statesman and a good friend of Monet.
Her portraits are of the New Woman: well-educated, thoughtful, and increasingly in control of their own destiny.
Two highly successful students of William Merritt Chase, who painted significant portraits and more.