Why did so many female artists in pre-modern times focus on still-lifes?

17.00 (GMT), 8 March 2022 | Online

Fede Galizia, Still life with apples, pears, figs and melon (detail of), c.1625-1630. Image courtesy of Colnaghi

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Chloe Stead (Senior Global Director of Colnaghi) will examine with Calvine Harvey (Vice President, Old Master Paintings Specialist, Sotheby's, New York) and Dr Yuriko Jackall (Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of French Paintings, The Wallace Collection, London) how women artists, and Reinassance painter Fede Galizia above all, established themselves as pioneers of the still-life genre.

Fede Galizia (Milan 1578-1630) was a young prodigy who first achieved recognition at the age of 12. Although better known for her portraits and religious paintings, still life paintings have been awarded her greatest contribution to art history.

A Q&A session will follow the debate allowing the audience to find out more about this topic and directly submit questions to the speakers.

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Chloe Stead, Senior Global Director, Colnaghi

Chloe Stead joined Colnaghi in 2020 as Senior Global Director and is based in the London gallery. Chloe joined from Sotheby's where she had spent 12 years in the Old Master Paintings department. In her role there as Director, she gained extensive experience of valuing, collection advisory, and the auction process. Chloe was responsible for the Old Masters day sales, as well as participating in the sourcing, research and selling of paintings in the major Old Masters evening sales, both in London and New York. She was also the first female auctioneer to take to the rostrum for Sotheby's Old Master auctions.







Calvine Harvey, Vice President, Old Master Paintings Specialist, Sotheby's, New York

Calvine Harvey joined the Old Master Paintings department at Sotheby's in New York in 2010. She has been involved in the sales of a number of notable collections, including Property from the Collection of J. E. Safra in 2011 and 2015; Property from the Estate of Giancarlo Baroni in 2013; The Weldon Collection in 2015; Old Masters from The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman in 2016; and the Collection of Ambassador Felix Rohatyn as well as the Estate of Hester Diamond in 2020. She also spearheaded "The Female Triumphant," a record-setting sale of Old Master Paintings exclusively by female artists in 2019. Before joining Sotheby's, she worked as a Gallery Director for David Tunick, Inc., the Old Master Prints and Drawings Gallery in New York. She received a Bachelor's degree in History and Printmaking and a Master's in Teaching from the University of Virginia.




Yuriko Jackall, Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of French Paintings, The Wallace Collection, London

Dr Yuriko Jackall is Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of French Paintings at The Wallace Collection, London. Educated at Dartmouth, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the École du Louvre and the Université de Lyon 2, she previously held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She has published widely in the field of French painting and its reception and curated numerous exhibitions including Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures (2017), America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting (2017) and Hubert Robert, 1733-1806 (2016-2017). At The Wallace, her recent projects have included the relighting, refurbishment, and reinstallation of the second-floor galleries that house the museum's celebrated collection of eighteenth-century French art and overseeing the Bank of America-funded conservation of Fragonard's iconic painting The Swing and the research and public programming that accompanied this historic project. Her monograph on Jean-Baptiste Greuze's têtes d'expression is forthcoming next month, in April 2022.








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