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Giovanna Garzoni

1600 - 1670

By: Mary Stein | Date Added:

Giovanna Garzoni was an Italian painter who was prominent in Europe during the Baroque period. Garzoni started her career painting religious, mythological, and allegorical subjects but became famous for her works with tempera and watercolors of botanical subjects. As well as painting, Garzoni attended the Accademia di San Luca meetings, a program aimed at educating, socializing, and professionalizing painters, architects and sculptors of Rome. It is noted by several historians that Garzoniā€™s pieces were so well received by the public; she was able to ask any price for her paintings. She was one of the first prominent female painters in history, and never hid behind a male pseudonym.

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