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At the time Impressionism was born, female artists were starting to come to the forefront of the art world. Women Impressionists breaks new ground by looking at the work and contributions of four female Impressionists, shown together for the first time in the United States. Many of the works deal with images of women—women at home, women with family, and women at leisure—in addition to other themes typical of Impressionism.


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The exhibition is presented by Bank of the West Women Impressionists: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès, Marie Bracquemond is an exhibition of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Major Patron Diane B. Wilsey Patrons Penny and James George Coulter Jeannik Méquet Littlefield. Sponsors Dr. Kathy Nicholson Hull and Mr. Bill Gisvold, Mary and Steven Read, Susan and James R. Swartz, and Christie's Additional support is provided by Chubb Personal Insurance, the Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts and the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.