Rosa Bonheur was born on March 16th and was a very well known animal painter of her time.
She came from a long line of animal painters and sculptors. Her family ensured she was well educated and she took her art career very seriously. Her paintings came from live observations and studying animal cadavers with veterinarians.
"Art is a tyrant. It demands heart, brain, soul, body. The entireness of the votary. Nothing less will win its highest favor. I wed art. It is my husband, my world, my life dream, the air I breathe. I know nothing else, feel nothing else, think nothing else."