Less known than male counterparts such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, or Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot is one of the founding members of Impressionism. A close friend of Édouard Manet, she was one of the most innovative Impressionists.
Berthe was undoubtedly not destined to become a painter. Like any other young lady of the upper-class, she had to make an advantageous marriage. Instead, she chose a different path and became a famous figure of Impressionism.