Artemisia Gentileschi

Self portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi scaled

Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593 – c.1656) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation after Caravaggio. In an era when female painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.

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