Marie Bashkirtseff

1858-1884 Russia/France-Painter and Sculptor

 

Brief Biography-Marie Bashkirtseff wwas from a nobility family in Poltava in Ukraine. After her parents separated, the family travelled around Europe before settling in a village they bought near Nice.
At the age of fourteen she began writing and studied languages. Music was her main ambition until laryngitis took her voice; hence, she then turned to paint. The family moved to Paris where she joined the Rodolphe Julian's Academy, Gustave Boulanger and Jules Joseph Lefebvre were her tutors.
Jules Bastien Lepage was her main inspiration, and she took to painting the poorer folk on the streets of Paris. She became known for writing in the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne. At the age of twenty-six, she died prematurely from tuberculosis. It wasn't until after her death that all of her works were displayed.

 

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A Meeting

A Meeting

Lady Smiling

Young Lady Smiling

Armandine

Armandine

Autumn

Autumn

Artist's Sister-

The Sister-in-law of the Artist

Girl Smiling

Girl Smiling

In the Studio

In the Studio

Bouquet

Young Lady with a Lilac Bouquet

Rural Free School

Morozov Rural Free School

Reading

Reading

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Spring

Spring

Dina

Dina

The Umbrella

The Umbrella

A Young Lady

A Young Lady

Jean and Jacques

Jean and Jacques