Judith Leyster 1609-1660

3/22/18 Judith Leyster a 17th Century painter of genre works, portraits and still life’s who had recognition in this male dominated field by the age of 19. Leyster, a Dutch painter had work that was often found to be attributed to the more famous painter Frans Hals. It’s likely that she studied under him after […]

A Renaissance Woman In Art

7/13/17 It’s often hard for me to imagine life in the 1500’s and the challenges women must have faced, especially those with a gift for the fine arts. Pulisena Margherita Nelli (1524 -1588) was a nun by the age of 14 and became Sister Plautilla. She resided at the convent of Santa Caterina da Siena. […]

A Woman Expressionist

7/4/15 Notes to Myself: Thursday I needed an “art fix”. So I took myself to the Princeton University Art Museum. A pure treasure! While there, I came across an artist by the name of Gabriele Munter. I had not heard of her before but her paintings just spoke to me. Youthful in spirit and simplicity […]