Angelica Kauffman

Swiss-Austrian painter (1741-1807)

Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807) Swiss painter know for her portraits and history painting. Kauffmann painted in the Neoclassic style.[1]

Angelica Kauffman
Self-portrait by Kauffman, 1770–75
Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann

(1741-10-30)30 October 1741
Died5 November 1807(1807-11-05) (aged 66)
Known forPainting

Kauffmann was born in Chur on October 30, 1741.[2] Kauffmann was the daughter of the painter Johann Joseph Kauffman. She was taught to paint by her father. She worked as her father's assistant. The Kauffmann's traveled around Europe making paintings.[3] Kauffmann was a friend of fellow artist Joshua Reynolds.[4]

Kauffmann lived in Italy for several years. In 1765 Kauffmann's was elected to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, Italy.[3] In 1766 Kauffmann moved to London, England.[5] In 1768 she became on of the founding members of the Royal Academy of Arts.[6][7]

In the 1780s Kauffmann moved back to Rome.[5] Kauffmann died in Rome on November 5, 1807.[2]

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  1. "Angelica Kauffman Paintings, Bio, Ideas". The Art Story. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kauffmann, Angelica, 1741–1807". Art UK. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Angelica Kauffman". National Museum of Women in the Arts. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  4. 5.0 5.1 "Angelica Kauffmann | Painter, Neoclassical style". Britannica. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  5. Greenberger, Alex (6 May 2020). "Angelica Kauffman Was One of 18th-Century Europe's Most Famous Portraitists, But She Was Nearly Forgotten". ARTnews. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  6. "Angelica Kauffman". Royal Academy of Arts. Retrieved 19 August 2023.

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