(1858 - 1927)
Louise Abbéma was active/lived in France. Louise Abbema is known for portrait, figure painting, relief sculpture, murals, art critic.
Louise Abbéma was born in Etampes and began painting very early on, taking lessons from Charles Joshua Chaplin, Jean Jacques Henner and Emile-Auguste Carolus-Duran.
She first received recognition with a portrait of the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt shown at the Paris Salon of 1876. Abbema was an accomplished painter, sculptor, print-maker, designer and writer. She was a lifelong friend and possibly lover of Sarah Bernhard.