Louise Catherine Breslau

#166184
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
6, 1856
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 12, 1927 (70)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1856
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 12, 1927 (70)

About

Remembered for such late nineteenth-century works as At Home (alternate title: Intimacy) and Portrait of Henry Davison, this Swiss portrait artist trained at Paris' renowned Académie Julian and displayed her work at the famed Paris Salon.

Before Fame

Though born in Munich, Germany, she was raised primarily in Zurich, Switzerland, where her father taught medicine and served as the University of Zurich's head obstetrician and gynecologist. She began drawing during her childhood, long periods of which were spent bedridden due to severe asthma.

Trivia

Born Maria Luise Katharina Breslau, she later changed her name to Louise Catherine Breslau.

Family Life

She lived for over four decades with her artistic muse and Académie Julian classmate, Madeleine Zillhardt.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of the famous French Impressionist Edgar Degas.

Louise Catherine Breslau Popularity