Marie-Rosalie (Rosa) Bonheur (1822-1899)

Anna Klumpke, "Portrait of Rosa Bonheur," 1898, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Rosa Bohnheur was a revolutionary French artist of-the-outdoors. A painter, and sculptor born in Bordeaux, France, she became famous for her remarkable accuracy and detail in her paintings of animals and the countryside. During her lifetime, Rosa achieved great fame and recognition, living a life considered unconventional because of her professional aspirations and lifestyle. In early childhood, several significant events created lasting impressions that shaped her artistically and personally. Until the age of seven, Rosa, a tomboy, lived in the countryside exploring meadows, stables, and anim

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