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BERTHE MORISOT: HER LIFE AND CAREER Caroline Levisse Monday 03 February 2020

Berthe Morisot was a trailblazer of the Impressionist Movement, yet her work has been overshadowed by that of her male counterparts. Now, against the backdrop of rising recognition for female artists, Dr Caroline Levisse reveals why it’s time for Morisot to be in the spotlight.

She undeniably had a central place in the Impressionist Movement. Monet, Renoir, Degas and Pissarro all held her in high esteem. She participated in seven of the eight exhibitions of the group, some of which she helped organise. 

Dr Caroline Levisse is an art historian based in London. She was born in France where she studied art history before moving to Copenhagen. In Denmark, she focused on research work and completed a PhD on the relations between art and religion in contemporary Scandinavian art. After graduating in 2013, she moved to London and started teaching art history with adult education providers. She has since developed a range of courses focusing on 19th and early 20th century Western art. She has published articles in French and English in academic journals as well as magazines and newspapers, such as Church Times and Arts Sacrés.