Constance Charpentier Biography
French woman painter Charpentier was a pupil of Francois Gerard and Jacques-Louis David, and in 1788 she received a Prix d?Encouragement. She exhibited at the Salon from 1795 until 1819, when she received a gold medal. Like other female painters of her period, Charpentier specialized in sentimental genre scenes and portraits of women and children. Although she was considered by contemporary critics to be one of the finest portrait painters of the age, few works by her have been traced.