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Angelica Kaufmann (1741–1807) was born in Switzerland in 1741, and soon received further art education in Italy. In 1782 she moved to Rome, where her studio became the center of the cultural life of the city.

Kaufman's career was unusual for a woman artist in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Being a famous portrait painter, she called herself primarily a history painter, working for patrons throughout Britain and the continent, including Catherine the Great and others.

ThisExhibitiondedicated to Kaufman at the height of her career, tracing the life and work of this famous artist.
Angelica kauffman

 

28 June - 20 September 2020 Book now Become a friend

Angelica Kauffman was a founding member of the Royal Academy and an artist who defied convention. In this major exhibition we trace her trajectory from child prodigy to one of the most sought-after painters of her time.

Born in Switzerland in 1741,Angelica kauffman(1741–1807) was quickly recognized as a child prodigy, before receiving further artistic training in Italy. Arriving in London in 1766, she enjoyed an unprecedented career as a history painter and portraitist before moving to Rome in 1782, where her studio became a hub of the city's cultural life.

Kauffman's career was unusual for a female artist in the late 18th and early 19th century. A highly acclaimed portraitist, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, working for patrons across Britain and the continent, including Catherine the Great amongst others. This exhibition will focus on Kauffman's work at the height of her career, tracing the life and work of this celebrated artist.

Exhibition organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.

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