Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

No starving artist, Vigée Le Brun was the first woman to ever become a court painter in France when she was commissioned to paint Marie Antoinette. She painted royalty and nobility throughout Europe, even as her personal life had its ups and downs.

Self portrait by Vigée Le Brun, 1790

Topics in this Podcast: art history, art, France, Marie-Antoinette, women, biographies, French history, 19th century, 18th century, revolutions, Marie Antoinette