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Angelica Kauffman: Artist, Superwoman, Influencer

Museum Kunstpalast / Düsseldorf / Art

Word on the street was “the whole world is Angelica mad.” Everybody loved Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807), a neoclassical painter of Swiss birth who was described by the critic J. G. Herder as “possibly the most cultivated woman in Europe.” Kauffman gained recognition early on, moving to Italy to study art, and later relocating to the U.K., where she became an established portraitist. With 100 works, the Kunstpalast looks into Kauffman’s remarkable life and esteemed character. —E.C.

Travels to: Royal Academy of Arts, London (June 28 – September 20, 2020).

Museum Kunstpalast Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany
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