Elizabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun (French, 1755-1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and Europe during one of the most eventual, turbulent periods in European history. She was remarkable not only for her technical gifts but for her understanding of and sympathy with her sitters. Fhis is the first retrospective and only the second exhibition devoted to Vigee Le Brun in modern times. The 80 works on view include paintings and a few pastels from European and American public and private collections.
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