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Angelica Kauffman
October 30 1740 – November 05 1807
Angelica Kauffman, Self-Portrait, 1787. Oil on Canvas. 50 2/5 x 36 4/5 inches (128 x 93.5 cm). The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Place of Birth:
Phonetic Spelling:
ahn-GAY-lee-kah KOWF-man
Work Type/Media:
Drawings and prints, Painting
Artistic Role(s):
Designer, Etcher, Miniaturist, Oil Painter, Painter, Portraitist, Printmaker, Self-taught Artist
Artist’s Biography:
Swiss-born artist Angelica Kauffman was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Arts and one of London’s most sought-after portraitists. A child prodigy who was producing commissioned portraits in her early teens, Kauffman was trained by her father, the Swiss muralist Johann Joseph Kauffman. During the early 1760s, Angelica traveled through Switzerland, Austria, and Italy, working as her father’s assistant. Thus, she had the rare opportunity for a woman to see and copy many works of ancient and Renaissance masters and to meet leaders of the popular new movement known as Neoclassicism.During a three-year stay in Italy, Kauffman made her reputation as a painter of portraits; she also produced history paintings. Recognition of her accomplishments is indicated by her election to Rome’s Accademia di San Luca in 1765. In 1766, Kauffman moved to London, where she achieved immediate success as a portraitist. Over the next sixteen years she exhibited regularly at the prestigious Royal Academy and worked for a glittering array of aristocratic and royal patrons. A brief marriage to a man claiming to be the Count of Horn was annulled in 1768. Although this unfortunate experience could easily have derailed her career, Kauffman remained a prolific and highly successful artist.

In 1781, Kauffman married the painter Antonio Zucchi, who succeeded her father as her business manager. One year later, the couple permanently settled in Rome, where Kauffman’s studio became a focal point for that city’s cultural life. By the time of her death she had achieved such renown that her funeral was directed by the prominent Neoclassical sculptor Antonia Canova, who based it on the funeral of the Renaissance master Raphael.

Place(s) of Residence:
Where Trained/Schools:
Private lessons, Italy and Switzerland (ca. 1750 – ca. 1758)
Related Visual Artists:
daughter and student of Joseph Johann Kauffman wife of Antonio Zucchi friend of Giovanni Battista Cipriani friend of and collaborated with W.W. Ryland friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe friend of Sir Joshua Reynolds friend of Nathaniel Dance colleague of Mary Moser teacher of Robert Home mentor of Maria Cosway mentor of Georgiana Keate mentor and cousin of Rosa Florini
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Founding Member, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England (1768) Elected Member, Accademia di San Luca, Rome, Italy (1765) Elected Member, Accademia del Disegno, Florence, Italy (1762)
Earliest exhibition:
Royal Society of British Artists, London, England (1765)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Preserving the Past, Securing the Future: Donations of Art, 1987-1997
An Imperial Collection: Women Artists from the State Hermitage Museum
Four Centuries of Women’s Art: The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Artist retrospective(s):
Angelika Kauffmann, Düsseldorf Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany (1998-1999) Angelika Kauffmann in Rome, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca and the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, Italy (1998) Angelica Kauffman and Her Contemporaries, Vorarlberger Landesmuseum, Bregenz, Austria (1968-1969)
Related places

Rome (died at)

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