Sofonisba Anguissola

Italian Artist, 1532 - 1625
Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) was an Italian Renaissance painter and one of the first female artists to gain recognition in the Western world. She was born into a noble family in Cremona and was trained by her father, Amilcare Anguissola, and later by Bernardino Campi. She is best known for her portraiture, which often featured her sisters, and her works are held in the collections of major museums around the world. Her work is celebrated for its technical skill and for the insight it offers into the Renaissance woman's experience.

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