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Lavinia FontanaMatriarch of the family business

Lavinia Fontana was an Italian Badass Female Artist born on August 24, 1552. Fontana contributed to the Italian Renaissance movement and died on August 11, 1614.

One of the few women painters of the Italian Renaissance, Fontana raised 13 kids on the income of her paintings. Trained by her father in Bologna, Fontana continued the family business and thrived in a field dominated by men. Full biography coming soon.

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The Holy Family with Saint Catherine of Alexandria

1581

Portrait of Gerolamo Mercuriale

1588-1589

Portrait of a Lady with a Dog

1600

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon

1600

Bianca degli Utili Maselli

1615

Portrait of a Lady

1605-1615

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