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Berthe Morisot

French, 1841–1895

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Berthe Morisot

French, 1841–1895

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Impressionist Berthe Morisot studied with Barbizon School painter Camille Corot who taught her how to paint en plein air. Like Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt, the other well-known female painters of her generation, Morisot avoided the urban street scenes and nude figures that male Impressionists depicted. Instead, she painted her daily experiences and observations, focusing on boating scenes, garden settings, domestic interiors, and portraits of family and friends that convey the comfort and intimacy of family life. She exhibited her work alongside Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley, and married painter Édouard Manet’s brother Eugène.

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£7m, Christie's, 2013
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Dallas Museum of Art
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Biography

Impressionist Berthe Morisot studied with Barbizon School painter Camille Corot who taught her how to paint en plein air. Like Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt, the other well-known female painters of her generation, Morisot avoided the urban street scenes and nude figures that male Impressionists depicted. Instead, she painted her daily experiences and observations, focusing on boating scenes, garden settings, domestic interiors, and portraits of family and friends that convey the comfort and intimacy of family life. She exhibited her work alongside Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley, and married painter Édouard Manet’s brother Eugène.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
£7m, Christie's, 2013
User
Solo show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
Articles Featuring Berthe Morisot
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The Painting Techniques of 5 Famous Artists, from Botticelli to Vermeer
Harsh Realities Lurk behind Picturesque Impressionist Masterpieces
Mar 7th, 2019
Harsh Realities Lurk behind Picturesque Impressionist Masterpieces
7 Female Impressionists Every Art History Lover Should Know
Nov 19th, 2018
7 Female Impressionists Every Art History Lover Should Know
Berthe Morisot Brought a Radically Feminine Perspective to Impressionism
Nov 13th, 2018
Berthe Morisot Brought a Radically Feminine Perspective to Impressionism
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