Marie Euphrosyne Spartali-Stillman: Pre-Raphaelite Artist

Marie Spartali Stillman in 1868. Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron. Public Domain

Marie Euphrosyne Spartali-Stillman (10 March 1844–March 6, 1927), was a Greek-British painter long recognized as the most notable female artist of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement. And while the Nineteenth Century is especially rich in the presence of extremely accomplished and influential Diaspora Greeks, Stillman’s work is particularly noteworthy. During Stillman’s prolific sixty-year career well over one hundred works saw exhibition, to great acclaim, across Great Britain, the United States, and Europe.

Stillman’s life (along with those of other Greeks and those of …

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