20 December 1861: Birthday of Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926) (Source)

Self-portrait in white, ca 1910, Ivana Kobilca (Source)

Ivana Kobilca (20 December 1861 – 4 December 1926) is the most prominent Slovene female painter[1] and a key figure of Slovene cultural identity.[2] She was a realist painter who studied and worked in Vienna, Munich, Paris, Sarajevo, Berlin, and Ljubljana.[1] She mostly painted oil paintings and pastels, whereas her drawings are few.[3] The themes include still life, portraits, genre works, allegories, and religious scenes.[4] She was a controversial person, criticized for following movements that had not developed further in later periods. (Source)

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