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Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939).
Adriaen van Cronenburg (c.1545-c.1604).
Harriet Backer (1845-1932).
Jean Béraud (1848-1935).
Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958).
Marilyn Minter (b. 1948).
Saloua Raouda Choucair (1916-2017).
John Currin (b. 1962).
Frank Horvat (b. 1928).
Carmen Herrera (b. 1915).
Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907).
Doris Salcedo (b. 1958).
Judith Leyster (Leijster) (1609-1660).
Judith Jans Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Leyster painted genre works, portraits, and still lifes. Her entire oeuvre was attributed to Frans Hals until 1893, when Hofstede de Groot first attributed seven paintings to her, six of which were signed with her distinctive monogram ‘JL*’.
Although well-known during her lifetime and esteemed by her contemporaries, Leyster and her work became largely forgotten after her death.
In 1893 the Louvre found Leyster’s monogram under the fabricated signature of Frans Hals. It is not clear when the false signature had been added.
There is some speculation that Leyster pursued a career in painting as a result of her father’s bankruptcy and the need to bring in funds for the family. Most of Leyster’s dated works are from 1629–1635, which coincides with the period before she married and had children.