A detailed and highly personal account of the life and works of one of the most influential female Impressionist painters: Berthe Morisot. Berthe Morisot won over the Impressionists with her talent and became the first woman to join the Impressionist group that included Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. Likewise, she was heralded by the greatest writers of her time; in this tribute to her, an anthology of citations from Paul Valéry, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Jean Cocteau offers an intimate portrait of the artist and her work. Morisot’s paintings demonstrate her pioneering a new style of painting. After being underestimated due to her female status for over a century, this book gives her the recognition she deserves.