Louise Abbema

French Painter, engraver and sculptor, Louise Abbema was born in Étampes on October 30, 1853 where her father, Viscount Abbema, was then station master. A unique and pampered girl, if not adored by her parents, very early on drawing, Louise was very young at the school of Charles Chaplin (1825-1891), Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905) and Carolus- Duran (1837-1917). There is online, as well as in this Corpus, a game of croquet, which she painted at the age of 19 years.


The preserved work of Louise Abbéma is abundant as well as varied, because this artist has always deliberately kept herself from too narrow a specialization. We owe her as many portraits as decorative panels, illustrations, fans, advertising drawings. A thousand other achievements on various themes and supports...

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