Rosa Bonheur Wears the Pants

Rosa Bonheur Wears the Pants

Imagine you’re going to walk out into pastures to draw horses and sheep from life, or to the slaughter house, to see what the muscles of animals look like under the skin (better to paint them) but you have to do it in a long skirt, that brushes the ground. A...
The Radium Girls Memorial in Ottowa, IL

The Radium Girls Memorial in Ottowa, IL

Can you imagine a time when young women would be hired to work in a factory, painting watch faces with radioactive paint? It happened, in New Jersey and Illinois and the young women whose lives were changed forever are known as the Radium Girls. Radium You might...
Sofanisba Anguissola, Painter, 1532-1625

Sofanisba Anguissola, Painter, 1532-1625

Sofanisba Anguissola was a portrait painter during the Italian Renaissance. (You may have heard of other Renaissance painters such as Artemesia Gentileschi, Michangelo and Leonardo DaVinci.) She was born in 1532 in Cremona, Italy to a family of minor nobility. Her...