Catherina van Hemessen
(Belgian, 1528 - 1587)
Caterina van Hemessen was a Flemish Renaissance painter. She is the earliest female Flemish painter for whom there is verifiable extant work. Van Hemessen is often given the distinction of creating the first self-portrait of an artist, of either gender, depicted seated at an easel. As with many Renaissance female painters, she was the daughter of a painter, Jan Sanders van Hemessen, who was likely her teacher. She went on to create portraits of wealthy men and women often posed against a dark background. She is best known for a self-portrait painted in Basel. Her success is marked by her good standing in the Guild of St. Luke and her eventual position as teacher to three male students.
Name:Catherina van Hemessen
Dates:1528 - 1587
Nationality:Belgian
Sex:No data
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National Gallery - London2 artworks
Baltimore Museum of Art1 artworks
Bowes Museum - Barnard Castle (UK)1 artworks
Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam1 artworks
Kunstmuseum Basel1 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1587).