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May 25: The Realism of Rosa Bonheur

  Realist painter Rosa Bonheur, one of the best-known women artists of the 19th century, was born in Bordeaux on this date in 1822, to a Jewish family who belonged to the socialist-Christian sect known as Saint-Simonianism. The sect encouraged the education of women, and Rosa took her place alongside her father and brothers as […]

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