Women Artists of the 18th Century [11/11] - Anne Vallayer-Coster

Anne Vallayer-Coster was accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1770, one of four women accepted prior to the French Revolution. Known for her floral paintings and still lifes, she recived the patronage of Marie Antoinette, and subsequently a space in the Louvre. After the French Revolution and the fall of the monarchy, Vallayer-Coster’s reputation and career suffered.