Laura Auricchio, Parsons assistant professor of Art and History, will launch her first book, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution, a portrait of artist Adélaïde Labille-Guiard who occupied one of only four memberships designated for women at the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture.
Auricchio’s book sheds new light not only on Labille-Guiard, but also on women artists under France’s Old Regime and on art in the age of the French Revolution. Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution is the first English-language book devoted to her paintings and career.
On Tuesday, September 29, a book talk and signing, will be held at the New-York Historical Society, Central Park West at 77th Street, from 6:00–7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.