JUNE 9–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Photographer unknown, Marie Bracquemond with a Fan, c. 1886
Marie Bracquemond (French, 1840–1916), On the Terrace at Sèvres, 1880. Oil on canvas, 34 5/8 x 45 1/4 in. Musée du Petit Palais, Geneva. Photo: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY. Courtesy American Federation of Arts
Marie Bracquemond studied art under Auguste Vassort and later with Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. She later became a copyist at the Louvre where she met Felix Bracquemond, a painter and engraver. She was one of four women artists to exhibit in the Impressionist exhibitions, in 1879, 1880, and 1886. Felix increasingly opposed her stylistic shift away from Ingres and toward Impressionism, which led her to eventually abandon painting.
A fully illustrated catalogue, Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900, has been published by the American Federation of Arts and Yale University Press. Along with an art-historical overview by curator Laurence Madeline, the catalogue includes essays by Jane R. Becker, collections management associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Richard Kendall, former curator at large, Clark Art Institute; Bridget Alsdorf, associate professor, History of Art, Princeton University; and Vibeke Hansen, curator, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo.