Sophie Gengembre Anderson is a famous female artist known for her Victorian portrait paintings. Her oil paintings fall mainly in the Genre paintings movement. Her romantic paintings include portraits of children and women.
She is one of the leading female artists of the Victorian era. Both romanticism and realism heavily influenced Victorian art. Sophie Gengembre Anderson's oil paintings combine both genres of art, resulting in dreamy, idolized romantic paintings.
Sophie Gengembre Anderson is a British artist born in France in 1823. She died in Falmouth, UK, in 1903. Her father was French, and her mother was English.
The family fled France for the United States during the French Revolution, heading for Cincinnati in 1848. While in America, Sophie Anderson exhibited some of her portrait paintings and landscape art. The family returned to the UK in 1854.
Sophie Gengembre Anderson was the first living female artist to sell one of her paintings to a public collection. Sotheby's sold one of her paintings, No Walk Today, for more than $1.25 million in 2008. This painting shows the innocence of childhood and the strong connection between a mother and child, common themes in Victorian art.
Sophie Genegembre Anderson was a respected, famous female artist. She gained recognition during a challenging time when society struggled to accept women artists.
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