Monday, August 17, 2009

Impressionist Eva Gonzales

In 1869, the age of 20, Paris native Eva Gonzales was the one and only formal student of Edouard Manet. She modeled for many of the Impressionists.

Eva Gonzales died during childbirth at the age of 34, just 6 days after the death of her teacher, Manet.

She painted the oil on canvas above, called "Morning Awakening" in 1876, when she was 25. It currently hangs in Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany.

Eva Gonzales painted "On The Terrace" in 1875. It is in a private collection.


Tracy said...

Eva was a brilliant painter in her own right! She seems almost forgotten, which is sad... Loved this post! Happy Day :o) com

Sweet Repose said...

Love the paintings and how sad her story...I love the door on the barbershop below and love that you have walks on the beach with your mother...mine is in Florida and hates walking on the beach...what a waste!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Such a tragic young death, what gorgeous paintings.