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Lavinia Fontana

 (1552 - 1614)
Lavinia Fontana was active/lived in Italy.  Lavinia Fontana is known for portrait painting, mannerism.

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Lavinia Fontana


Renaissance painter Lavinia Fontana was commissioned to make not only portraits, the typical subject matter for women painters, but also religious and mythological themes, which sometimes included female nudes.

She made great strides in the field of portraiture, which garnered her fame within and beyond Italy. In fact, Fontana is regarded as the first woman artist, working within the same sphere as her male counterparts, outside a court or convent.??

At age 25, Fontana married a fellow painter from a noble family, who acted as his wife's assistant and managed their growing household (the couple had 11 children, only three of whom outlived their mother). For 20 years beginning in the 1580s, Fontana was the portraitist  ...  Displaying 750 of 1174 characters.



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About  Lavinia Fontana

Born:  1552 - Bologna, Italy
Died:   1614 - Rome, Italy
Known for:  portrait painting, mannerism