May 18, 2024

Female Impressionist Artists

What is impressionism? Impressionism is a style of painting that originated in France during the 1860’s. Impressionist artists, defined by Tate, were characterized by this: “…impressionist artists were not trying to paint a reflection of real life, but an ‘impression’ of what the person, light, atmosphere, object or landscape looked like to them…They tried to capture the movement and life of what they saw and show it to us as if it were happening before our eyes.” Here are a few of the most talented female impressionist artists of the 1800’s.

Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916)

 Woman Painting at the Easel, Undated.
Three Women with Umbrellas (The Three Graces), 1880.
Self portrait, 1870.
Afternoon Tea, 1880.

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

 Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets, 1872.
Edma Morisot Reading, 1867.
Peasant Girl Among Tulips, 1890.
The Cradle, 1872.
After Breakfast, 1881. 
Young Girl with a Vase, 1889.

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

The Boating Party, 1893/1894.
Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878.
Lilacs in a Window, 1883.
Maternal Caress, 1891.
Young Mother Sewing, 1900.
Portrait of the Artist, 1878.

Eva Gonzalès (1849-1883)

A Loge at the Théâtre des Italiens, 1874.
Nanny and Child, 1878.
Awakening Women, 1878.
The Little Lever, 1875.
La Toilette, 1879.
L’alvôve, 1878.

Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1943)

Lady With a Bowl of Violets, 1910.
The Pearl, 1913.
The Trio, Tokyo, Japan, 1901.
The Beginner, 1886.
Young Bicyclist, 1895.
A Young Violoncellist, 1892.