About the artist
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was a French Impressionist painter and printmaker. She was a pivotal figure in the development of Impressionism, and was the only female artist to exhibit in all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions. Her works often depicted scenes of everyday life, and her style was characterised by a delicate use of colour and light. She was also a close friend of Édouard Manet, and her sister, Edma, was also a painter. Morisot's personal life was marked by tragedy, as her husband and daughter both died young.
Also associated with: Impressionism, Édouard Manet, Edma Morisot, everyday life, delicate use of colour and light, tragedy.