(1822 - 1899)
Rosa Marie (Rosalie) Bonheur was active/lived in France. Rosa Bonheur is known for animal and western painting.
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The daughter of an impoverished French painter, Raimond Oscar-Marie Bonheur, Rosa Bonheur was a
famous 19th-century female artist known for her depiction of horses and
for her eccentric lifestyle including
dressing like a man and sketching at the Paris slaughterhouse.
Her work in realist style, eclipsed by modernism, fell into obscurity
during much of the 20th century.
Bonheur spent her life in France but became associated with the
American West as a collector of pictures of figures and animals
associated with the frontier.
She also had a set of prints of Native Americans depicted by George
Catlin, Indian painter, and some of these she copied in later
years. When Buffalo Bill Cody b
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