Romaine Brooks (1874 - 1970) American/British painter
National Collection of Fine Arts
Renata Borgatti (1894-1964), a concert pianist, had a brief love affair with Romaine Brooks. Here, Brooks paints Renata playing at her piano while Brooks, herself, is paying tribute to Whistler's "At the Piano" whom Brooks greatly admired.
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Romaine's painting was showed in Paris at the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts that year. For her efforts she was made Croix de la Legion d'Honneur after the Salon.
By: Natasha Wallace
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