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Rosa's Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie

Rosa's Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie

by Maryann Macdonald


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Painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899) led a highly nontraditional life, especially for a woman in the nineteenth century. She kept lions as pets, was awarded the Legion of Honor by Empress Eugénie, and befriended “Buffalo Bill” Cody. She became a painter at a time when women were often only reluctantly educated as artists. Her unconventional artistic work habits, including visiting slaughterhouses to sketch an animal’s anatomy and wearing men’s clothing to gain access to places like a horse fair, where women were not allowed, helped her become one of the most beloved female painters of her time. Among the artworks discussed are The Horse Fair and Ploughing in the Nivernais. Along with her life story are a list of museums that house her work, a bibliography, and an index.

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ISBN-13: 9781419728501
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 866,442
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Maryann Macdonald is the author of 25 books for children. She lives in New York City.

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