Very much a Modern Woman, she was in London during the height of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, when she painted her masterpiece of Elaine of Astolat.
Introduction to a series of articles looking at the work of some of the brilliant women artists who were associated with the movement.
In her later career, she concentrated on social realist paintings of the rural poor, and during World War 1 devoted her time to the relief of refugees in Paris.
Already trained and accomplished, she went to Paris in 1887, where she established herself as the leading American woman painter.
Her later paintings are marked by their dissolution of form, as if the brushstrokes of paint are gradually coalescing into the image.
A prolific and popular artist, who was among the first of the post-Impressionists. Although she received a long list of awards, and was well-known in her lifetime, she has been forgotten outside Poland.
A look back at some of my favourite articles on painters and painting, from Moreau and Salome, to Merson’s tame wolf.
Shows her mature works from 1922 onwards, including superb portraits and famous self-portrait, and two of her wonderful murals.
Shows a selection of her paintings completed up to 1925, several influenced by Cézanne and Cubism.
Although born long after the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood dissolved, she continued its principles well into the 20th century.