(1744 - 1818)
Anne Vallayer-Coster was active/lived in France. Anne VallayerCoster is known for portrait, nature morte painting.
Biography Anne Vallayer-Coster
With Vigée Le Brun and Adélaide Labille-Guiard, Anne Vallayer-Coster was
among the most celebrated and successful female painters in France in
the years leading up to the Revolution and, with Chardin and Oudry,
indisputably one of the finest still life painters of the era. The
daughter of a goldsmith who worked for the Gobelins tapestry manufacturer, she grew up in artistic circles, but is not known to have
had either a teacher or an official patron. Nevertheless, she was
unanimously accepted into the Académie royale in 1770 with the
submission of a pair of ambitious still lifes, The Attributes of Painting and The Allegory of Music
(both Louvre, Paris). Remarks from the painter Johann-George W
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