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Rosa Bonheur - French Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Rosa Bonheur (1822 - 1899)

Rosa Bonheur trained under her father, Raymond and showed initial talent. In 1841, she first exhibited at the Salon at the young age of nineteen. After her show, The Horse Fair, which traveled in Britain and the United States, she gained recognition for her work and her feminist views. Bonheur became the first female member of the Legion of honor in 1865. Bonheur is widely considered to have been the most famous woman painter of the nineteenth century. She died at the age of 77. Many of her paintings, which had not been shown publicly, were sold at auction in Paris in 1900.

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