The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting MenagerieBook - 2018
"Painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899) led a highly nontraditional life, especially for a woman in the nineteenth century. She kept lions as pets, was awarded the Legion of Honor by Empress Eugénie, and befriended (3z(BBuffalo Bill(3y (BCody. She became a painter at a time when women were often only reluctantly educated as artists. Her unconventional artistic work habits, including visiting slaughterhouses to sketch an animal’s anatomy and wearing men’s clothing to gain access to places like a horse fair, where women were not allowed, helped her become one of the most beloved female painters of her time."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018
Branch Call Number: 921 Bonhe
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm