Berthe Morisot

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Morisot painted in 1872 by Manet

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was an Impressionist painter. She studied with Corot. Manet was something of a mentor. She exhibited at the 1864 Salon. She began painting portraits because they required more discipline than the superficial subjects she had been painting. After 1872 her style broadened. She achieved harmony between color and light. She married Eugène Manet in 1874. She exhibited at Nadar's in the first Impressionist exhibition. Her best subjects belong to the home: children's faces, interiors, and outdoor scenes. Her husband died in 1892. Her work suffered. She died in Paris in 1895.

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  • Mathey, François (1965), The Museum of Impressionism in Paris, Fernand Hazan, pp. 54-55