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As promised in my last article -which you should totally check out if you haven't already- here's the second and last part!

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5. Marianne North (1830–1890)

North was a biologist and botanical artist during the Victorian Era.
Initially, she was trained as a vocalist, but when her voice failed she poured herself into painting flowers.
She travelled a lot with her father, who was a member of Parliament, and continued to travel the world alone once he died.

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Marianne visited every continent, except Antarctica and all her work continues to be useful to study the natural world to this day. Lots of plants have been named in her honor, including a whole genus named Northia.

4. Marie-Gabrielle Capet (1761–1818)

She was a French Neoclassical painter. Brought up in a very modest household, her artistic training remains unknown. However, in 1781 Capet became one of Adelaide Labille-Guiard's pupils, in Paris.

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She mainly painted portraits and used oils and pastels. Marie-Gabrielle painted a lot of members of the royal family, and people of the Paris society.

3. Clara Peeters (1607–1621)

Peeters was a still-life painter, and one of the great painters of the Dutch Golden Age. She loved to paint different kinds of cheese.
Clara painted mostly food, and shaped the traditional Dutch "breakfast pieces", including plain food and simple vessels.

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"Banquet pieces", too, with expensive cups and vessels in precious metals.
Still-life did not require any knowledge regarding anatomy, which is why many female Dutch painters specialized in that style.

2. Fede Galizia (c. 1574– c.1630)

Pioneer of the still-life genre, she was an Italian Renaissance painter.
A signed still life from hers, dating from 1602 is said to be the very first painting of that style ever made by an Italian artist.
Trained by her father from a very young age, at twelve she was already an accomplished painter.

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Gian Paolo Lomazzo wrote: “This girl dedicates herself to imitate the most extraordinary of our art.”
Her style was naturalistic with a sharply realistic approach. Fede received lots of commission of altarpieces for Milanese churches. From sixty-three pieces of art, catalogued as hers, forty-four are still-lifes.

1. Caterina van Hemessen (1528–1587)

Also a Renaissance painter, but of Flemish descent, Caterina is known to be the first ever artist depicting a painter at their easel on a self-portrait. Even though there are not many pieces to her name, she is most known for her religious paintings, and a series of small portraits she completed between the 1540's and the 1550's.

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Van Hemessen, like Galizia, was also luckily trained by her father in the art of painting. Back in the day, female artists found it really hard to become a painter. Studying the male form was problematic, and the system of apprenticeship meant that an aspiring artist had to live with an older artist for four to five years, often starting as young as nine years old.

Her work stopped around the time she got married, in 1554.

Source: DailyArt Magazine

That is all for today! Hope that once again, you've learned a little more. I certainly did, and enjoyed writing these articles a lot!

This article was written by @sadxrad02 for the Tenth Muse Writers Team
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