Art: Berthe & Her Circle

Art lovers in Toronto last week got one of the world's rare good looks at the work of a ranking woman painter of the 19th century. Her name was Berthe Morisot, and she lived from 1841 to 1895 at the height of French impressionism, yet today only a few know her name. She held but one big exhibit during her lifetime; ever since, most of her works have been out of sight. Toronto's Art Gallery spent a year negotiating with her daughter in Paris, finally managed to borrow 30 paintings on condition that the gallery would insure them for more than...

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