Artemisia Gentileschi

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Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait

Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) was an Italian Baroque painter. Her best known painting is Judith Beheading Holofernes.[1] She was born in Rome. She was the first child of the Tuscan painter Orazio Gentileschi. She finished her first painting when she was 17. In 1611 she was raped by Agostino Tassi. Her father brought a lawsuit against him in 1612. Gentileschi married Pietro Antonio di Vicenzo Stiattesi that year.

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