Rosa bonheur 200th Birth Anniversary

Google Doodle Celebrates French Artist Rosa Bonheur's 200th Birthday

Rosa Bonheur, an animalière (animalier) and sculptor who inspired a generation of women in the arts. 

Bonheur was one of the most renowned animaliers of her era . 

In 1853, Bonheur garnered international acclaim with her painting “The Horse Fair,”

She was widely considered to be the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century

The French Empress Eugénie awarded Bonheur the Legion of Honor—one of the nation’s most prestigious awards, in 1865

Bonheur was also openly homosexual and lived with her partner Nathalie Micas for over 40 years

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