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Louise Abbéma was a French Impressionist painter, sculptor and designer during the Belle Époque. She was born in 1853 in Etampes and she died in 1927 in Paris. Abbéma started painting in her early teens. She studied with well-known painters of the time, including Charles Chaplin, Jean-Jacques Henner and Carolus-Duran. She first received recognition for her work at the age of twenty-three. She then painted a portrait of Sarah Bernhardt, her dear friend and, according to many, her lover. She went on to create portraits of celebrities of the time. She also painted panels and made murals for the Paris City Hall, the Opéra Garnier, the Governor's Palace in Dakar, Senegal and many theaters, including the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt. She exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon, where she received an honorable mention for her panels in 1881. Abbéma was also among the female artists whose works were exhibited in the Women's Building during the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A bust of Sarah Bernhardt, sculpted by Abbéma, was exhibited at this exposition. Abbéma specialized in oil paint and watercolors. Many of her works show the influence of Chinese and Japanese painters, as well as masters such as Édouard Manet. Flowers often appeared in her works. Among her best-known works are The Seasons, A Morning in April, Place de la Concorde, Between the Flowers, Winter and portraits of actress Jeanne Samary, Peter II of Brazil, Ferdinand de Lesseps and Charles Garnier. Abbéma was also an accomplished graphic artist, sculptor and designer. She also regularly contributed to the magazines Gazette des Beaux-Arts and Revue de l'Art. Abbéma received many awards, including a nomination as "Official Painter of the Third Republic", and a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. In 1906 she was made a Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor. In the late 20th century, as the female contributions to painting of past centuries received more critical and historical attention, her works gained renewed popularity. (wikipedia)