Lavinia Fontana

22 10 2015

Lavinia Fontana (August 24, 1552 – August 11, 1614) was an Italian painter. She is regarded as the first woman artist, working within the same sphere as her male counterparts, outside a court or convent.[1] She was the first woman artist to paint female nudes, and was the main breadwinner of a family of 13.


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