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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Angelica Kauffmann

Born: 1741, Switzerland, Chur, Graubünden   Died: 1807, Rome

Painter. A precocious child, she was taught by her father the artist Joseph Johann Kauffmann (1707-1782) with whom she travelled through Austria and Italy visiting both Venice and Florence in the latter. From 1763 she was based in Rome where she attended Johann Winckelmann's (1717-1768) classes in perspective. In 1766 she moved to London and became a founder member of the Royal Academy and a close friend of Sir Joshua Reynolds. She married Antonio Zucchi (1726-1795) in 1781 and together they moved to Rome where Kauffmann established a salon. She was one of the first women to achieve an international reputation as an artist. She painted portraits and historical subjects in a neo-classical style but also undertook decorative work for the architect Robert Adam (1728-1792)

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Jupiter & Calista PR92 Prints

Orpheus & Eurydice PR2479 Prints