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Women Artists in Paris Explore



JUNE 9–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

  


MARIE BASHKIRTSEFF

UKRAINIAN, 1858–1884


Photographer unknown, Marie Bashkirtseff, 1878

Marie Bashkirtseff (Ukrainian, 1858–1884), The Meeting, 1883–84. Oil on canvas, 76 x 69 5/8 in. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Photo: Jan Schormans © RMN-Grand Palais, RF442/Art Resource, NY, Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Marie Bashkirtseff studied at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1877 to 1884. Although she died at the young age of 25 from tuberculosis, she became well known for her paintings as well as the articles she wrote, under the pseudonym Pauline Orrell, in support of women’s full participation in the arts. After her death, her journal—in which she wrote extensively about her experiences and ambitions as artist—was published and became an immediate sensation.

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.