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Fighting for Visibility: Women Artists in the Nationalgalerie before 1919


Alte Nationalgalerie / Berlin / Art

In the 1800s, female artists gained little recognition. By the middle of the century the situation became even worse, with new legislation banning women’s access to grants and art institutions. Nevertheless, a few portraitists and history painters emerged—women who defied the odds. The Nationalgalerie surveys the pre-1919 work of female artists, among them Caroline Bardua, Elisabeth Ney, and Sabine Lepsius. —E.C.

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