Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

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Birthday
16, 1755
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 30, 1842 (86)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1755
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 30, 1842 (86)

About

Widely considered the most important female painter of the 1700's. She is known for masterworks like 1783's Portrait of Marie Antoinette.

Before Fame

Her studio was seized due to her practicing without a license, after which she applied to Academie de Saint Luc.

Trivia

She fled France during the French Revolution and lived in Rome, where her work was met with great acclaim.

Family Life

Her father was portraitist Louis Vigee.

Associated With

She worked as the personal court painter of Marie Antoinette.