Louise Catherine Breslau

Louise Catherine Breslau

Name Louise Catherine Breslau
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1856-12-06
Place of Birth Germany
Age 70 yrs
Death Date 1927-05-12
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Louise Catherine Breslau

Remembered for such late nineteenth-century works as At Home (alternate title: Intimacy) and Portrait of Henry Davison, this Swiss portrait artist trained at Paris’ renowned Académie Julian and displayed her work at the famed Paris Salon.

Early Life Experience of Louise Catherine Breslau

Though born in Munich, Germany, she was raised primarily in Zurich, Switzerland, where her father taught medicine and served as the University of Zurich’s head obstetrician and gynecologist. She began drawing during her childhood, long periods of which were spent bedridden due to severe asthma.

Trivia Info

Born Maria Luise Katharina Breslau, she later changed her name to Louise Catherine Breslau.

Family Life and Relationship

She lived for over four decades with her artistic muse and Académie Julian classmate, Madeleine Zillhardt.

Close Associates

She was a contemporary of the famous French Impressionist Edgar Degas.

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