Berthe Morisot ( 1841 – 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris during the nineteenth century, who became known as, the Impressionists. In 1864, her work began to be admitted for exhibition in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris. She was the grand niece of the painter, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and she became the sister-in-law of her friend and colleague, Édouard Manet when she married his brother, Eugène. Morisot was born in Bourges, Cher, France into a successful bourgeois family. Both she and her sister Edma Morisot chose to become painters. Once Berthe Morisot settled on pursuing art, her family did not impede her career.
Édouard Manet - French painter 1832 - 1883