Berthe Morisot was a French impressionist painter. Morisot studied at École des Beaux-Art in Paris and later with Camille Corot. Morisot was an acquaintance of Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1874 she staged an exhibition together with fellow artists in Paris. Since the artists whose works were on display were considered to be the inner circle of Impressionism, this event has come to be called the first Impressionist exhibition. Morisot's paintings are characterized by her seductive colors and bold technique. She painted subjects almost exclusively from the private and social sphere of the bourgeois woman.
Morisot was married to Edouard Manet's brother Eugéne.
Today we celebrate the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 by highlighting seven major American artists who through their remarkable talent all made a significant impact on their contemporary milieu and set precedents for the art world of today. In the American spirit of capitalism auction records are also cited, it should be not that when analyzing the gap between male and female artist prices there is much room for progress.